The Truth About Diabetes- A 21st Century Revelation
Did you know that approximately 17,000,000 Americans have diabetes? This equates to 6.2% of the population. And, at the current rate of increase, there are about one million new cases per year.
The really frightening part of this is that this is probably an "under estimation" because it is not uncommon for diabetes to go undetected for as long as 12 years before being properly diagnosed.
Sometimes the best offense is a good defense
Knowledge is power and the more preparatory knowledge you are armed with before your visit, the greater the odds of understanding what you will be told by the medical profession. And the better chance of having your concerns given more than just lip service.
Let's face it people, the entire medical industry is in chaos. We read the headlines every day about people who "slip through the system" or are mis-diagnosed. We are losing our best physicians due to the demands of the health care "business."
You need to take control of your health and well being because no one else can do it for you. A doctor who spends 5 minutes with you in an exam room once or twice a year is not in a position to do it.