Google gets into growing diabetes game
If you want to know how much money companies can make off of you when you’re sick, just take a gander at Google.
Because the company whose search engine can answer life’s most burning questions is suddenly targeting diabetes as its next cash cow.
Instead of developing a cure for this highly profitable disease, the company is working an expensive way for you to measure your blood sugar: high-tech contact lenses that measure the glucose levels in your tears.
Remember the days when a watch told you the time, a telephone helped you talk to a faraway friend, and a contact lens just made you see better?
It’s the perfect business opportunity for the Silicon Valley giant. You see, diabetes is big business for the companies currently capitalizing on it – like Google’s new partner Sanofi, which earned over $7 billion in revenue in diabetes treatments in 2014.
But the truth is if you have type 2 diabetes, you can STOP it dead in its tracks – and perhaps even reverse it. And you don’t need prescription pills or fancy gadgets to do it.
The best way to control your diabetes is by eating a proper high-protein diet with plenty of nutrients, getting lots of exercise, and regularly getting a good night’s sleep. Here are some simple lo-tech tools to help CONTROL your blood sugar – not just measure it.
- Magnesium: The often-overlooked mineral performs more than 300 functions in the body, and can turn back the clock on diabetes.
- Curcumin: In study out of Thailand a few years back, 240 pre-diabetics on were given either a curcumin supplement or placebo. Nine months later, 1 in 6 patients on the placebo developed diabetes, but none who took the curcumin supplement.
- Fish Oil: Fish oil can help improve your insulin sensitivity, another critical marker of risk.
- Chromium: In one major review, 13 of 15 studies found chromium can provide a significant improvement in blood sugar control.
Diabetes doesn’t just show up out of the blue. It’s a slow-motion car crash, the kind you can see coming from miles away, and years ahead.
The good news it’s not too late to slam on the breaks and stop the disease before it picks up speed.
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