The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) wants you to know "pre-diabetes" is a medical condition you may have, and they've created a website for you to take a "risk test" to see if you have it. The website shows the logos of the Ad Council, American Diabetes Association (ADA), American Medical Association (AMA), and the Centers for Disease control. In the opening page, it states "One in three Americans have pre-diabetes," and says the condition can be reversed by a "little exercise and a change in diet." The website encourages visitors to join local prevention programs and has tips to lower risk.

Hank Campbell, President of the American Council on Science and Health (ASCH) says this "pre-diabetes" condition does not exist.

Type 1 and 2 diabetes

According to Wikipedia, type 1 Diabetes is a medical condition which "results from the pancreas's failure to produce enough insulin" and type 2 "begins with insulin resistance," where cells "fail to respond to insulin properly" and is caused by lack of exercise and higher body weigh. Type 2 is determined with a three month span of blood tests tracking hemoglobin "AC1" levels in the blood of 6.5 percent.

If that is determined, you have type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association -- and other organizations -- have now lowered the percentage standard to 5.7 percent. This new standard accepted by the CDC may be creating health scares, and is called "pre-diabetes."

If this were correct

According to Hank Campbell, the result of testing for hemoglobin AC1 levels at 5.7 to 6.4 percent "does not predict diabetes the way actual impaired glucose tolerance does." He also stated the medication prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes, metformin, would create side effects for a "disease they may never have gotten." If the standard now accepted by the CDC was worldwide, "half of China" would be diagnosed with this condition, and in the United Kingdom the rate of this diagnosis would send rates of type 2 diabetes up over 500 percent.

In the United States, the number of people diagnosed with what "doesn't exist" would be 86 million. Conducted studies show weight loss can reverse type 2 diabetes.

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