I use the term "diabesity" to describe the continuum of health problems ranging from mild insulin resistance and overweight to obesity and diabetes. Diabesity is the underlying cause of most heart disease, cancer, and premature death in the world.
Most people believe diabetes is not reversible. That's unfortunate, considering its numerous complications including kidney failure, amputation, stroke, and dementia. I've also heard experts claim obesity is difficult to treat and maintaining long-term weight loss is almost impossible.