“….nearly 40% of US adults now have pre-diabetes, a condition in which the fasting blood sugar level is abnormally elevated, but has not yet surpassed the type 2 diabetes threshold. These individuals are at high risk of transitioning to type 2 diabetes over the next 5-10 years.
Thus, nearly one half of US adults are especially vulnerable to acquiring (diabetes type 2) or suffering its complications.”
This is part of the expert testimony of Dr. Dean Schillinger in a case currently being heard in Northern California US District court where the city of San Francisco has filed suit against the American Beverage Association, requesting that they be legally required to place warning labels on all of their sugar added beverages. (Think soda, tea, sports drinks, yoohoo, you name it.)
Type 2 diabetes is a preventable disease caused by the body’s development of a resistance to the hormone insulin.
This resistance is developed by a frequent over saturation of the blood with insulin which occurs concomitant with the frequent ingestion of processed and high glycemic carbohydrate. (Think all those drinks listed above plus cake, bread, donuts, rice, pasta, potatoes, basically anything in the middle of the grocery store and anything in a gas station.)
What was once referred to as “Grandma’s disease” due to its generally occurring at an older age is now becoming a childhood epidemic.
Nearly half of all Americans are considered Pre-Diabetic.
You cannot get type 2 diabetes eating meat and vegetables.
CrossFit itself is potent in increasing insulin sensitivity.
I have personally watched CrossFit and Paleo reverse type 2 diabetes.
The workout you do today will actually have an impact on the way that your body metabolizes glucose (sugar) as well as how it metabolizes fat.
We are reprogramming you to be healthy.
27 April 2016
Wendler Week 2
10 minute AMRAP
5 Squat Cleans 205/115
Row 4 minutes
*RxPlus is 225/135