Teenage diabetes rate triples in less than ten years.

And the so called “experts” are baffled by this turn of events.

This was one of big news stories of the week when it comes to health care in the United States. From a May 21, 2012 article in the New York Times (see link below):

Nearly one in four American adolescents may be on the verge of developing Type 2 diabetes or could already be diabetic, representing a sharp increase in the disease’s prevalence among children ages 12 to 19 since a decade ago, when it was estimated that fewer than one in 10 were at risk for or had diabetes, according to a new study.

The study, published online on Monday in the Journal Pediatrics, analyzes data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which has a nationally representative sample. While it confirmed that teenage obesity and overweight rates had leveled off in recent years and that teenage rates of high blood pressure and high cholesterol had not changed greatly, it found that the percentage of teenagers testing positive for diabetes and prediabetes had nearly tripled to 23 percent in 2007-8 from 9 percent in 1999-2000.

J. Morris Hicks, always striving to deliver consistency, clarity and scientific integrity.

My comment posted on the Times site on 5-21-12. We have known for a long time that things like heart disease and type 2 diabetes were not due to bad luck or bad genes. Even in Korea, autopsies of fallen U.S. soldiers showed that 80% of them had advanced coronary artery disease. But there Asian counterparts had none, their arteries were free of fatty deposits. Why is that?

WE’RE EATING THE WRONG FOOD in the Western world. Although you won’t hear that from your MD or on the evening news, our food choices are driving up to 80% of our entire cost of heath care in this country. So why don’t we hear more about this? MONEY. There is simply not any money to be made by everyone getting healthy.

If you care about your children and all future generations in your family, you’ll learn how to take charge of your health now. Then you can teach your family. One of President Clinton’s doctors knows all about reversing heart disease and/or type 2 diabetes in 95% of the cases. Click here to hear what Dr. Dean Ornish has to say.

Sadly, you won’t find much help here. They’re in the disease-management business—not disease elimination.

Experts are baffled. According to the article, “They were not entirely able to explain why diabetes and prediabetes rates had continued to rise while obesity held steady, but they said it may have taken time for the disease to “catch up” with teenagers who were overweight or sedentary as children.”

My question continues to be the same. How can these so-called experts continue to ignore the clinical findings of so many prominent medical doctors? In addition to Dr. Ornish who has consulted with President Clinton, other doctors like Fuhrman, McDougall, Barnard and Klaper have had similar results.

Where is 60 Minutes when we need them? It seems to me that this story is powerful enough for our friends at CBS to “expose” our medical community and the American Diabetes Association for their failure to embrace and publicize the life-saving results from all these prominent physicians.

If 95% of the cases are reversible, why aren’t we hearing about it? And why aren’t parents of obese and diabetic children making more noise about this ongoing cover-up of the truth?

NY Times article: Diabetes on the Rise Among Teenagers

Worried about diabetes in your family and not happy with what you’re hearing from your doctor? Getting tired of hearing advice about managing this disease that they say has no cure? Dr. Michael Klaper (mentioned earlier) lives in California, but will conduct Skype sessions with patients anywhere. Contact him at drklaper@gmail.com and tell him J. Morris Hicks sent you.

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About J. Morris Hicks

A former strategic management consultant and senior corporate executive with Ralph Lauren in New York, J. Morris Hicks has always focused on the "big picture" when analyzing any issue. In 2002, after becoming curious about our "optimal diet," he began a study of what we eat from a global perspective ---- discovering many startling issues and opportunities along the way. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Having concluded that our food choices hold the key to the sustainability of our civilization, he has made this his #1 priority---exploring all avenues for influencing humans everywhere to move back to the natural plant-based diet for our species.
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2 Responses to Teenage diabetes rate triples in less than ten years.


    Do pay attention to J. Morris Hicks comment, below.

    “Concerned Citizen” ‘s response is not one to pay mind to.

    Go to Hick’s blog today and then follow the link to his diabetes blog here:


    Watch the linked video by Dr. John McDougall, who has been curing type 2 diabetics with plant-based nutrition for 40 years!!!

    My family of four has been on Dr. McD’s TOTAL HEALTH SOLUTION clinic guidance for over 9 years and are healthy and drug-free (I am 76 and teach “Healthy Lifestyle” guidance to locals, independent of public organizations.)

    My health guidance files are at http://public.me.com/maule5662h


    per Dr. McD, Dr. Esselstyn, Dr. Campbell, Dr. Ornish, Dr. Fuhrman, Dr. Greger, Dr. Barnard, Dr. Diehl, Rd Jeff Novick, and many others who know that this is the answer.

    And it can be very tasty! This is not a burden. You do not need any animal products for optimal nutrition for best human health. We are designed as “Herbivores” — Plant-eaters!

  2. Leo S. says:

    You pack so much information in your daily blogs. Let’s hope people take the time to see them all. Here are three short videos by Dr. Ornish which discuss the relation of food to disease. Most people buy items of commerce rather than whole plant-based foods because they don’t know there is a difference. We should learn the lesson of the soldiers in the Korean War and see that the Asian countries are now suffering from Western diseases because they have taken to consuming the Western diet. Can’t we learn from history?


    Wishing all the very best in health and happiness.

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