Diabetes: Insights into a Catastrophe
The world is facing a growing diabetes problem of devastating proportions. Its impact is being felt worldwide, but is impacting developing countries most severely.
Type 2 diabetes is already an epidemic that is accelerating throughout the world’s population and currently, only about one in eight people with pre-diabetes know it.
Medical experts warn that it will affect nearly 600 million people by 2035 at a projected cost of $635 billion globally.
In 2015, Lancet, the prestigious medical journal, published a study revealing that diabetes is a grave and growing health issue across the Middle East. In 2013, five countries in the region -- Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates -- were among the top 15 globally with the highest prevalence of diabetes.
From now until 2035 these countries are projected to have the fastest growth of diabetes with rates in the Middle East and North Africa increasing by 96.2%.
The International Diabetes Federation points out that the incidence of Type 2 diabetes in children, which used to be rare, now accounts for almost 50% of new diabetics in some countries.
The IDF also warns that health consequences from diabetes, which include heart diseases, strokes, blindness, kidney disease and lower limb amputations, are more severe today than previously recognized.
Why is the Middle East experiencing this dramatic problem? Well, the rapid ‘westernization’ of the Middle East has led to many Arabs adopting a more ‘western diet.’ They have moved away from many of their traditional, natural foods, including camel milk, which they have been consuming for centuries, and have incorporated more processed foods containing chemicals, preservatives and genetically modified ingredients, high sugar foods, and high carb foods into their diet.
Can Camel Milk Help?
The World Health Organization (WHO)'s findings confirms the fact that modern-day processed foods, genetically modified foods, hybridized foods, sugar and chemical additives are not genetically compatible to humans. Since their introduction into mankind’s food stream starting in the 1940s, chronic degenerative diseases, such as diabetes, have increased exponentially worldwide.
To improve health, people must move away from eating processed foods and start consuming more natural, whole foods, and ancient food sources – food that humans have been consuming for thousands years. It’s these foods that are compatible with the body, can nourish the body, and help it achieve and maintain optimum health.
Camel milk has been consumed for thousands of years in the Middle East and Asia. It’s interesting to note that communities in the Middle East who are still consuming camel milk, and eating their traditional diet, have a very low incidence of diabetes.
This could be because every liter of camel milk contains 57 units of an insulin like protein which can help maintain blood sugar levels in the normal range.
If you are looking to manage your blood sugar level, then Camelicious camel milk could offer a 100% natural and delicious way to do so.