More people at a normal weight have more metabolic problems (metabolic syndrome) than people who are obese.
As it stands pre-diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes.....all expressions of insulin resistance, are becoming the norm.
But they are far from normal.
55% of American adults are estimated to be prediabetic or have type 2 diabetes. 1 in 3 kids right now are expected to develop type 2 diabetes.
They determine that by blood sugar testing.
Here is the problem. In the course of developing these issues a rise in blood sugar is the last in the progression to be seen.
Here is the progression:
- Weight gain, as low as 4.4 lbs
- Low HDL cholesterol (-40 for men and 50 for women)
- High blood pressure
- High triglycerides and fatty liver show up at the same time
- Then blood sugar elevation
I have even seen it said recently that heart disease itself is a SYMPTOM of the cardiometabolic problems brought on my insulin resistance.
If this is all on a continuum of a metabolic problem causing diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, obesity and potentially has a role in cancer (to be discussed later), then it makes INSULIN RESISTANCE most common health problem in the world and the number one cause of death by far.
Now, the good news? It can be prevented, improved and often reversed through lifestyle efforts and natural focused healing support. And honestly, this is the only thing we have seen to date to offer any hope at all for this growing plague.
Keep at it my friends, you are on the right track and we can do better!