More than 30 million Americans have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and an additional 85 million are prediabetic. Several million others remain undiagnosed[i]. How could this serious condition have gotten so out of hand and yet affect so many people? Partly because it has no symptoms, especially in the early stages.
A recently published large study of more than 27,000 individuals found that indicators of Type 2 Diabetes were evident “more than 20 years before its diagnosis”[ii]. (Unfortunately, lab tests used to indicate insulin resistance, the main predictor of future Diabetes, are complex and not yet standard in clinical settings). This same study concluded that prevention of Diabetes should therefore begin long before even pre-Diabetes is identified. So if you’re waiting until it’s “official”, that’s probably far too long.Read More