If anything is going to bankrupt the Canadian healthcare system it is diabetes. We have started to see Type 2 “Adult Onset” diabetes in school children. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to an increased risk of infections, blindness, high blood pressure, heart disease, and lower leg amputation, amongst other things. It is a serious disease that needs to be diagnosed early and treated aggressively. The good news is that there are a handful of clear laboratory and physical exam findings that allow us to diagnose pre-diabetes (aka metabolic syndrome or syndrome X) years before a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes is given to the patient. And the even better news is that there are very workable solutions that we routinely teach at the Pro Motion Clinic in Kelowna to help our patients stop and reverse the harmful effects of metabolic syndrome. We educate our patients help them learn how to easily take control of their eating habits, weight, and blood sugar levels. Additionally, there are some amazing natural supplements out there whose ingredients are backed by volumes of medical literature as to their effectiveness in combating and reversing the effects of metabolic syndrome and pre-diabetes. Helping patients with metabolic syndrome take back their health using natural means and empowering them to a healthy life free from the horrors of type 2 diabetes.