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A modern day epidemic

What causes diabetes?

The causes of diabetes are all too familiar in modern life. When your diet is full of empty calories and an abundance of quickly-absorbed sugars, liquid calories and refined carbohydrates, your cells slowly become resistant or numb to the effects of insulin. You require increasing amounts of insulin to balance your blood sugar levels, which is known as insulin resistance. A high insulin level is the first symptom that you may be developing diabetes. As the problem worsens, your body starts to lose muscle, gain fat, become inflamed and you rapidly age and deteriorate in health. In fact, insulin resistance is the single most important phenomenon leading to not only diabetes but also to rapid and premature aging and related diseases, including heart disease, stroke, dementia and cancer.

Nearly all overweight people already have “pre-diabetes” and have significant risks of disease and death. Even those who aren’t overweight can have this problem. Currently there are no approved medications, and no reimbursement to health care providers, for diagnosing and treating anything other than full-blown diabetes. Perhaps most disturbing, our children are increasingly affected by the symptoms of sugar diabetes. Childhood obesity tripled between 1980-2010. One in three children born today will have diabetes in their lifetime. Childhood obesity will have a greater impact on the life expectancy of children then all childhood cancers combined. Fortunately, diabetes can be prevented, treated and cured.

Double Check’s® Diabetes Check-Up involves the widest range of tests to diagnose the symptoms of diabetes or high blood sugar (“sugar diabetes”) and to prevent any risk of you developing either type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, includes the following:

  • Fasting Plasma Glucose FPG
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test OGTT
  • Insulin Level Measurement
  • Homa Index Calculation
  • Cardiovascular Risk Calculation
  • Testing Nephrologic Functioning, including Urine Testing
  • Opthalmological Testing
  • Calculation of Individual Risk score to Developing Diabetes
  • Enhanced Consultation and Discussion about your Medical History including symptoms of Diabetes
  • Body Composition (Bio-Resistance Analysis) and BMI & Hip-Waist-Ratio
  • Specimen Tests in the laboratory to check liver, kidney and thyroid functioning, blood sugar and blood fat values, and to check the blood count (blood, urine and stool test) with over 40 values
  • Cognitive Sight test
  • Eye Pressure test
  • Cardio-Respiratory System Testing; including:
    • ECG
    • Pulmonary function test
  • Medical Imaging, including:
    • Abdominal Ultrasound
    • Carotid Ultrasound
    • Thyroid Ultrasound

If you are aware that you already have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, or if you are concerned that you are experiencing the symptoms of diabetes, contact us to discuss how to diagnose, prevent and cure diabetes and its related illnesses.

Interview with Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Lüscher: Cholesterol and Diabetes


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