“People with type 2 diabetes have a higher risk of 57 other health conditions, including cancer, kidney disease and neurological illnesses, according to the most comprehensive study of its kind.” [Source: theguardian.com]
Not only did this study find that type 2 diabetes is linked to an increased risk of 57 additional long-term illnesses, the researchers discovered that diabetics develop these health problems up to 5 years earlier than non-diabetics. Based on the findings, patients with type 2 diabetes are 5.2 times more likely to have end-stage kidney disease, 4.4 times more likely to have liver cancer, and have a 2.6 times higher risk of developing neurological problems.
Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine discoveries provide a scientific explanation for these findings. As his research has shown, the primary cause of today’s most common chronic diseases, including diabetes, cancer, various forms of cardiovascular conditions, and others, is a chronic deficiency of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other specific nutrients. As a result of being deficient in these key nutrients, diabetes patients are thus more likely to develop other diseases as well.
The bottom line here is that an optimum daily intake of the correct micronutrients is the key measure for preventing and controlling chronic diseases. For example, research has shown that vitamin C lowers blood pressure and blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.
To learn more about the natural prevention and control of diabetes, see this article on our website.