Diabetes is a worldwide epidemic that is rising at a terrifying rate. The number of adults living with diabetes globally was estimated at 422 million in 2014, compared to 108 million in 1980 - an increase of almost 400%. But what if we could identify diabetes 10 or 20 years before a person is diagnosed? What if we could prevent diabetes from developing? To understand how this might be possible, you must understand the concept of insulin resistance. This article is written by Accredited Practising Dietitian, Jessica Turton.