Overweight is the #1 biggest risk factor for developing diabetes.
Today* the CDC announced that more than 29 million Americans have diabetes, up from 26 million in 2010 – about 11% in 6 years!!!. Sadly, one person in four isn’t even aware s/he has the disease.
Another 86 million adults – more than one in three – have prediabetes. This is a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.
Without weight loss and moderate physical activity, 15 to 30 percent of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years.
This is a worldwide phenomenon. Globally, the numbers of people with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980. Seems millions are eating too much and spending too much time on their behinds.