Most Americans will develop Type 2 Diabetes or Obesity before 2030

diabetes before 2030

Will you be part of the minority half of the population without it?

In type 2 diabetes, 80% of pancreatic dysfunction occurs with blood sugar in the “NORMAL” range (below 100 mg/dL).

Early pancreatic dysfunction leads to pre-diabetes, which in time (usually 5-10 years)  progresses to type 2 diabetes. 

As type two diabetes progresses, the standard medical “management” will start with one oral blood sugar medication, then two and three, until those no longer “manage” to reduce blood sugar and insulin is prescribed. 

Once insulin is prescribed, the case becomes considered type 2 insulin-dependent diabetes. 

At some point in that process, statins will be prescribed to “prevent” developing heart disease, the number one killer of type two diabetics, despite solid evidence that statins cause insulin resistance and can cause type two diabetes in people who previously didn’t have it.

Increases in blood pressure are a hallmark marker for metabolic syndrome, which is part of the insulin resistance cascade, and blood pressure medications will be prescribed to counter the blood pressure, or again, in attempts to prevent it. 

Again, regardless that beta-blockers and thiazide diuretics worsen insulin resistance and deteriorate lipoprotein metabolism and increase the risk of developing diabetes and worsen it when present.

This path is virtually carved in stone and predictable with pinpoint accuracy on the calendar from when the problem is identified. 

Medicine doesn’t have a crystal ball to see the future. It simply reflects 50 years of medical treatment and experience using their model.

It is well accepted in medicine that before a blood test shows blood sugar out of the “normal” range of 100, indicating “prediabetes,” statistically, 80% of the damage has occurred 10-15 years prior. 

When, then, is the best time to make changes to remove yourself from this nearly inevitable path? 

Knowing that damage has occurred, should one wait for the medical diagnostic limits to be breached? Is a blood sugar level of 95 healthy, or does 100 mean “be careful,” and then a problem only if over 125? 

Not if you desire to escape fate at the end of their treatment road.

Changes occur very early in the metabolism, opening the door and letting insulin resistance quietly develop for years before any red flags are identified medically for diabetes.

This is painfully obvious when you consider the following:

  • 11+% of Americans have Type 2 Diabetes, with 28% undiagnosed, and total cases are predicted to increase by 54% from 2015 to 2030 and the undiagnosed to drop to 26%, while the annual death rate from diabetes rises by 38%.  
  • 20% of people 20 years old or younger (220,000) have type two diabetes now, with the statistical trend predicting that to increase by 700% by 2060 to 40% of this age group population.
  • 30% of Americans are Pre-diabetic, and 90% of them, over 100 million people, have no idea they have it or that a diagnosis of type two diabetes awaits them in 5-10 years statistically. 
  • The CDC predicted that one in three children born after 2000 would develop type two diabetes and one in two adults would be diabetic by the year 2050. 
  • The more recent estimate from 2019 was that 1 in 2 adults would be obese and 1 in 4 severely (previously termed “morbidly”) obese by 2030.
  • Currently, 50% of the U.S. population is pre-diabetic or has type two diabetes.
  • 88% of Americans are not considered to be healthy but metabolically sick. 

This is not genetic.

Something has changed well before people get to the point anyone qualifies for any of the statistics above developing inside the body in response to our environment or behavior. 

That means we can stop this process by changing the environment or behavior to restore what has been lost. 

We just can’t through lowering the blood sugar numbers with medications, diet, supplements, herbs, or any other treatment. 

That allopathic approach is simply treating the symptoms, which has been shown from over 30 years of outcomes data in treating diabetes not to work or change a person’s risk for all the potential complications that reduce a type two diabetics life by 12-14 years.

Medicine is quite transparent in that they cannot reverse type two diabetes and even go as far as declaring type two diabetes is a “chronic degenerative condition” that, once developed, does not improve, making medical symptom “management” all they can offer. 

At best, they try to delay the inevitable progression of diabetes.

All hope is not lost because if you leave their model, the landscape changes along with different approaches and, therefore, different possible outcomes.

Improvements happen with type two diabetes daily, and many see a complete reversal quickly.

Unfortunately, you need to know where to look and who not to ask about it, which usually means your medical doctor.

When we know better, we can do better. If I know anything about conventional diabetes management, there are much better ways to approach the condition than simply “managing” it for the rest of a potentially shortened life.

We can do better!

Dr. Don


  1. CDC Website.
  2. Rowley WR, Bezold C, Arikan Y, Byrne E, Krohe S. Diabetes 2030: Insights from Yesterday, Today, and Future Trends. Popul Health Manag. 2017 Feb;20(1):6-12. doi: 10.1089/pop.2015.0181. Epub 2016 Apr 28. PMID: 27124621; PMCID: PMC5278808.
  3. Hans O L Lithell; Effect of Antihypertensive Drugs on Insulin, Glucose, and Lipid Metabolism. Diabetes Care 1 March 1991; 14 (3): 203–209.
  4. Projected U.S. State-Level Prevalence of Adult Obesity and Severe Obesity, N Engl J Med 2019; 381:2440-2450 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMsa1909301