Consider the improved fortune of Todd Bass, an assistant state attorney in Miami.
Through a careful regimen of diet and exercise, Bass
has minimized the threat and costs of diabetes.
does not spend money on insulin medication or related bills.
literally runs away from those costs by putting on his
A few years ago, Bass
was diagnosed with high sugar blood levels, with an early warning about the onset of diabetes.
doctor gave him the option of avoiding escalating health problems and costs through exercise and a shift away from a high-carb, high-sugar diet.
, then an occasional jogger, made the change and became a serious runner.
With increased mileage, he
became a marathon runner and now earns thousands of dollars in extra annual income by coaching other runners for various events in Hawaii and other parts of the country.
Likewise, Nathan, a family friend, no longer needs expensive medicines for diabetes and high cholesterol thanks to a major weight loss program, a new diet and regular workouts.
now takes vitamins rather than a large battery of pills.
fitness schedule includes regular sessions with a professional trainer.