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From the IDF Diabetes Atlas:

Today, there are over 537 million people living with diabetes. By 2045, IDF projections show that 1 in 8 adults, approximately 783 million, will be living with diabetes, an increase of 46 percent. Over 90 percent of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes, which is driven by socio-economic, demographic, environmental, and genetic factors.

I don’t want to spoil your appetite, but these are pretty alarming numbers.

There are many companies that capitalize on this. When I watch the evening news, I am bombarded with flashy advertisements for drugs to treat Type 2 Diabetes. None of them say they can cure diabetes. They say they just allow you to manage it better. These drugs are designed to lower your A1C but none of them are going to fix the problem. Seems like every few months they come out with another one. And none of them are cheap.

The Diabetes Association tells us that you can’t cure Type 2 diabetes. They say once you have it, you can only control it. (We do know that if you have Type 1, they are correct. Type 1 diabetes cannot be cured. Only managed.)

However, when it comes to Type 2 diabetes, I know Plan Z dieters who would say this statement is false. I get weekly emails from dieters who say they have lost weight on Plan Z and have lost their need for their Type 2 diabetes meds, too. They go to their doctor for a check-up and the doctor is so amazed by how much healthier they are that the decision is made to quit the meds -- with their doctor's blessing.


The reason Plan Z dieters are able to lower their blood sugar levels is not magic. The ZReduction phase of Plan Z has been specifically designed to put your blood sugar levels in the optimum zone. Our hope is that when you follow the diet guidelines, you not only lose weight, but you get healthier, too. And folks who are diabetic see HUGE benefits from sticking to the foods that will not dramatically raise their blood sugar levels.

I’m not an MD, so the powers that be would frown upon me for giving out medical advice. But this guy can. Dr. William Davis is a cardiologist. Here's a video that he did that explains the process of how someone with Type 2 diabetes can go about becoming non-diabetic...

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