Americans are now facing two crises made worse by the COVID pandemic, both of which impair immune function and make you more susceptible to serious COVID-19 infection. Deaths related to this rose faster in 2020 than for any other disease, and alarmingly, health officials are ignoring it.
How Health Officials Accelerated the Diabetes Pandemic
Diabetes deaths surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, rising 17% in 2020
Even diabetics who didn’t get COVID-19 suffered, often falling victim to isolation, social distancing, lack of medical care and fear
Diabetes deaths and diabetes-caused amputations and intensive care admissions have plagued diabetes patients who delayed medical care during the pandemic; ‘The diagnosis was uncontrolled diabetes, but it was caused by COVID fear’
Among 8- to 20-year-olds, Type 2 diabetes diagnoses tripled in 2020 at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C.; school closures and reduced physical activity triggered by the pandemic were likely factors in the sudden rise
Among U.S. adults who responded to the American Psychological Association’s 2021 Stress in America poll, 42% said they had gained more weight than they intended since the pandemic started
Eliminating ultraprocessed foods is an essential part of tackling both obesity and Type 2 diabetes, in part because it lowers your intake of toxic seed oils that are driving both conditions