by Karl Denninger
It is worse (by a lot) than I thought.
Researchers from UCLA determined that 55% of California adults have either diabetes or pre-diabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be considered diabetic, according to a study published Thursday.
Experts already knew that about 9% of people in the state have diabetes. But previous estimates had put the rate of pre-diabetes at about 33%, lower than the 46% calculated by UCLA researchers.
Let me remind you that insulin resistance is usually present for a decade or more before your blood sugar starts to rise outside of normal limits.
Folks, roughly 70% of people who have “pre-diabetes” (that is, higher than normal blood sugar but not diabetes — yet) will develop diabetes in their lifetimes.