Diabetes is the world’s most widespread lifestyle disease: the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) expects that, by 2030, 35 million people in the United States and over ten million in Germany will suffer from diabetes. Type 2 is the most common diabetes: once known as adult-onset diabetes, it is now increasingly diagnosed in adolescence. The main causes of this chronic metabolic disorder are overeating, eating the wrong foods, chronic hyperacidity, lack of exercise, and our genes.
Even the speed at which we eat is a risk factor. The consequences of diabetes are serious, and can lead to vascular disease as well as an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, nerve damage, poor leg circulation and, in extreme cases, amputation, kidney failure and retinal damage. Around two thirds of dialysis patients are diabetics, and the most pervasive cause of blindness is diabetes. The mortality rate of a poorly managed diabetic is five to ten times higher than that of a non-diabetic. In Austria, for instance, someone dies from the consequences of diabetes every 50 minutes.
Tip for the prevention of diabetes
Modern Mayr Medicine can make a significant contribution to diabetes prevention. For example, recent studies from Japan and Lithuania confirm that people who eat extremely quickly have a significantly higher risk of developing the disease than those who take time for their meals. Chew training is an essential part of a Mayr therapy, as is reducing calorie intake in order to reduce weight if necessary. Another important factor is a diet rich in bases, which helps to reduce chronic hyperacidity. During a Mayr therapy, bases are also taken in the form of powder or capsules on a doctor’s orders. This allows the insulin receptors to regenerate and the blood sugar level to drop. Targeted exercise, education – especially with regard to healthy nutrition – as well as stress reduction counteract diabetes.