Do you pay for your own health care? Have you been told you have type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetics account for 95% of the diabetes epidemic in the US, and type 2 diabetes is completely preventable and reversible by lifestyle choices. Individuals paying for their own health and health care can save thousands of dollars by following lifestyle recommendations such as the ones outlined in DrDeborahMD’s Diabetes Health Topic. Research at the National Institute for Health confirms that even with dollars spent on healthier food and exercise plans, a diabetic can save significant money by avoiding more costly medical treatment.