You may have noticed that sugar is in just about every processed, fast, canned or ready to eat food there is. Millions of gallons of soda pop are consumed in the U.S. every year and much of that great liquid stuff/poison is sugar. Americans, on average consume in excess of 150 lbs of sugar each year. Then, there is diet, or sugar free soda pop/food and most of that wonderful stuff contains Aspartame, which is even worse than sugar. About 2/3 of the population of our great nation is over weight and about 25% of us is either diabetic or pre-diabetic. Sugar is one major contributing factor for these dismal statistics. Diabetes has become a convenient disease, in that the medical has invented some great easy/convenient ways of testing blood sugar levels and for administering the prescribed chemicals to treat the symptoms. Oh, and never forget one major important thing, Diabetes is also very profitable.
One great thing that you can do for yourself, those you care for and possibly care for you, is to cut way, way, way back on your sugar consumption. And, eliminate Aspartame from your diet (I am not an MD so I don't recommend anything but gaining and using real knowledge). That is a valid health tip that everyone can work on and succeed at. Find and read at least one of the wonderful alternative health care books on "curing" diabetes. Robert Brown