Dr. Joseph Kraft, MD, MS, FCAP

Dr. Joseph R. Kraft, MD, MS, FCAP was a doctor specialized in pathology. He was Chairman of the Department of Clinical Pathology and Nuclear Medicine at St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Illinois for 35 years, and was appointed Chairman Emeritus upon retirement.

He wrote the book Diabetes Epidemic & You, which is based on his accumulated experience of 14,384 oral glucose tolerances and insulin assays (which are now known as “Kraft Tests”) which were done between 1972 to 1998 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

From Dr. Kraft’s studies, he discovered that despite high insulin levels (or hyperinsulinemia), glucose tolerance can be totally normal. Today, this still remains undiagnosed in clinical practice.  Hyperinsulinemia is essentially no different from early diabetes and denotes and increased risk for certain chronic diseases.

Books by Dr. Joseph Kraft, MD, MS, FCAP

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Dr. Joseph Kraft - Father of the Insulin Assay

Dr. Joseph R. Kraft developed and validated the ultimate (and earliest) test for diabetes back in the 1970's. His personal research and exceptional experience as a lifelong pathologist enabled him to link the vast majority of modern heart disease to undiagnosed diabetes. Kraft reached the age of 95 years in August 2015, just after myself and Dr. Jeffry Gerber conducted this interview. His legacy should be enormous - but it has gone unrecognised so far. Please share this free production as widely as possible in order to correct this rank injustice; you will also be helping the world to understand how Type 2 Diabetes can be PROPERLY diagnosed and resolved. With Kraft's early diagnosis, and the emerging realisation that diabetes can be prevented through specific dietary means, we can save millions from unnecessary cardiac death.

"Diabetes Epidemic & You - An Introduction" - Dr. Joseph R. Kraft

Functional Hyperglycemia: Fact or Fiction and the "Diabetes Epidemic and You" - Dr. Joseph R. Kraft

Erectile Dysfunction and the "Diabetes Epidemic and You" - Dr. Joseph R. Kraft

"Hyperinsulinemia and Dr. Joseph Kraft" - Catherine Crofts, PhD 

Let's hear it for Catherine who is near completing her PhD, which is based on the work of Dr. Joseph R. Kraft. Here she summarizes the phenomenal linkages between elevated Insulin and a dizzying range of chronic diseases. Here she explains some of how the modern medical world has disgracefully, shockingly underemphasized the crucial Insulin factor. For some reason they choose instead to prattle on about 'cholesterol' (a secondary, noisy factor, that needs to be discarded before damn near the whole world is diabetic). The ridiculous thing is that most 'cholesterol' issues...are driven by hyperinsulinemia in the first place. Please support her work by watching and commenting on this short video.

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