More and more young people are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. In this form of diabetes, insulin is produced in the body, but it is unable to do its job of regulating blood sugar. Diabetes is a disease normally associated with adults.
For the past twenty years, type 2 diabetes has been on the rise among children and youth all around the world. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, in the next fifteen years, the global incidence of type 2 diabetes in children will increase by up to 50 percent.
Even though there are any number of genetic and environmental risk factors, the most significant risk factor is obesity. The texting, gaming, and computer-based obsessions of today's youth encourage physically inactive lifestyles.
Combined with poor nutrition from the successful marketing of processed food, junk food, soft drinks and other sugar-filled snacks, it is no wonder that the Centers for Disease Control reports that obesity now affects 17 percent of all children and adolescents in the United States - three times the rate of the previous generation.
For all age groups, eating well and maintaining an ideal body weight has a preventative effect on diseases like Type 2 diabetes. For forty years, The AIM Companies has been encouraging this healthy lifestyle along with the modern necessity to supplement dietary intake with our high-quality, whole-food concentrates and natural health products.
For young people struggling with blood sugar issues, tackling nutritional deficiency is a key step in balancing/regulating blood sugar. A deficiency of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals or fiber can be corrected with AIM's natural nutritionals.
CoCoa LeafGreens is a potent combination of the juice powders of spinach, field pea, faba bean, barley leaves and broccoli sprouts, plus cocoa, which has 0 grams of sugar and is rich in antioxidants.
One serving (1 rounded teaspoon) contains more iron than 6 cups of spinach, more sulforaphane than 8 cups of raw broccoli, more beta carotene than 3 raw green bell peppers.
Additionally, getting enough dietary fiber plays an essential role in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. Supplement with the soluble and insoluble fiber in fit 'n fiber (children between the ages of 12-16 can take one daily serving).
The Canadian Diabetes Association confirms the benefits of eating fiber, indicating that soluble fiber may help control blood sugar by delaying gastric (stomach) emptying, retarding the entry of glucose into the bloodstream and lessening the postprandial (post-meal) rise in blood sugar.
Furthermore, the association reports that scientists believe that lifestyle changes can help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.
AIM has solutions to help you and your family stay healthy!