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Diabetes Can Be Treated -- Without Drugs: Julian Whitaker, MD, to Speak on Drug-Free Strategies for Lowering Blood Sugar and Preventing Complications

NEWPORT BEACH, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/03/09 -- Nearly 24 million Americans, or 7.8 percent of the US population, are afflicted with diabetes, and it's taking its toll. Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness, amputations, kidney failure, nerve damage, cardiovascular disease, and premature death. Although most physicians recommend lifestyle changes for their patients with diabetes, they are also quick to pull out the prescription pad. Julian Whitaker, MD, founder of the Whitaker Wellness Institute, the largest alternative medicine clinic in the US, and author of the best-selling book, Reversing Diabetes, disagrees with this strategy.

Dr. Whitaker, who will be sharing his insights on July 7, 2009, in Orange, CA, at a 7:00 PM public lecture sponsored by Orange County Diabetes Resources Group, says, "Doctors are prescribing two, three, or more drugs to patients in an effort to control blood sugar. Yet only seven percent of patients achieve good control. Furthermore, diabetes medications have serious side effects, including, for some drugs, increased risk of heart attack and death from cardiovascular disease."

"Hundreds of clinical trials," he continues, "demonstrate that diabetes can not only be prevented but actually reversed -- not with drugs but with simple, inexpensive lifestyle measures. Over the past 30 years, we've helped thousands of patients get off diabetes drugs and successfully treat neuropathy and other diabetic complications."

The public is invited to hear Dr. Whitaker speak on drug-free therapies for diabetes at 7:00 PM on July 7, 2009, at the St. Joseph Pavilion Medical Offices, 1140 W. La Veta Avenue, Orange, CA, 92868. This talk is sponsored by Orange County Diabetes Resources Group, the country's largest diabetes support group. For more information, contact Henry Damigella, vice-chairman at (949) 552-5298, or visit DiabeticsUnitedOC.org.

For more information on Julian Whitaker, MD, or to schedule an interview, please call (949) 270-0143 or email pdace@whitakerwellness.com.

About Julian Whitaker, MD: Dr. Whitaker, America's Wellness Doctor, is founder of the Whitaker Wellness Institute in Newport Beach, CA, the country's largest alternative medicine clinic. Since 1979, Whitaker Wellness has helped more than 40,000 patients reverse serious health problems with lifestyle changes, nutrition, and other safe, nontoxic therapies. He is also author of the popular monthly newsletter, Health & Healing.

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