The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released figures in January showing that the number of American adults with prediabetes had jumped from 57 million in 2008 to 79 million in 2010. During the same period, the number with full-on diabetes grew from 23.6 million to 26 million, the vast majority of which are Type 2 cases.
These numbers are somewhat inflated by the use of a new test, hemoglobin A1c, that can detect cases of prediabetes or diabetes that older tests might have missed. Still, experts have no doubt that prediabetes really is on the rise. "Many people have it and don't know it," says Dr. Kevin Kaiserman, a pediatric endocrinologist in private practice and president of the American Diabetes Assn, Los Angeles.
Surely it is time to stop fooling around now? When I say fooling around, I mean get to the bottom of why this is happening and cast aside the rubbish about making it all the victim's fault.
Caste aside the advice that is wrong and does not work - eat less fat and more grains and take more exercise.
The cause is our industrial diet and its reliance on cheap grains. Exercise is nice but the key is - GET RID OF THE GRAINS.