Seriously. Starbucks and Seattle’s Best can do our diabetic friends a favor by adding bitter melon tea to their list of non-coffee drinks. Those cafes are unsuitable for diabetics with sugar and heated honeys as sweeteners. And don’t get me started on artificial sweeteners like aspartame and the like, for me they are just poisons.
Bitter melon tea should be one of their health drinks. Come on you big multinational chains, go and contact your favorite bitter melon tea brands.
Bitter melon tea is just like any tea out there. If they can put green tea on the menu, I’m sure there should be room for bitter melon tea.
Hey, the millions of diabetes sufferers demand it!
Look at the bottom line. You could put a diabetic friendly label on it. See you sales sky rocket. Meetings can and will be chosen in your cafe because you are diabetic friendly.
Think about it bean counters:
Data from the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet (released Jan. 26, 2011)
Total prevalence of diabetes
Total: 25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3% of the population—have diabetes.
Diagnosed: 18.8 million people
Undiagnosed: 7.0 million people
Prediabetes: 79 million people*
New Cases: 1.9 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in people aged 20 years and older in 2010.
* In contrast to the 2007 National Diabetes Fact Sheet, which used fasting glucose data to estimate undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes, the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet uses both fasting glucose and A1C levels to derive estimates for undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes. These tests were chosen because they are most frequently used in clinical practice.
Under 20 years of age
215,000, or 0.26% of all people in this age group have diabetes
About 1 in every 400 children and adolescents has type 1 diabetes
Age 20 years or older
25.6 million, or 11.3% of all people in this age group have diabetes
Age 65 years or older
10.9 million, or 26.9% of all people in this age group have diabetes
13.0 million, or 11.8% of all men aged 20 years or older have diabetes
12.6 million, or 10.8% of all women aged 20 years or older have diabetes
Bean counters and CEOs ahoy! That’s a big diabetes market staring you in your face. MILLIONS!