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Is Your Weight Making You Diabetic?

Most people are overweight or obese when they are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Obesity increases the risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and if someone who already has type 2 diabetes gains weight, it will be even harder to control blood sugar levels.

Obese people may develop a condition called “insulin resistance” due to excessive fat cells in their body. They are actually able to make insulin but their body can not use it properly to utilize glucose. Therefore, the amount of glucose level in the blood rises up.

Henceforth, the pancreas begins to release more insulin and try to overcome this problem. Eventually, the pancreas wear out because of working overtime and fails to produce enough insulin to keep blood glucose levels within a normal range.

Weight loss, healthy dietary practice, and getting enough exercise can actually reverse insulin resistance. For people with type 2 diabetes, doing so makes it easier to reach target blood sugar levels and, in some cases, the body’s ability to control blood sugar may even return to normal. Surgery to treat diabetes through simple laparoscopic procedures for both normal weight as well as overweight individual is in boom.

Obesity & Type 2 Diabetes

obese-womanObesity can ruin your health.  Obesity is the root cause of some of the serious diseases.

Obesity increases the chances of developing the type 2 diabetes. In this disease, the body makes enough insulin but the cells in the body have become resistant to the salutary action of insulin.

People with obesity develop a resistance to the insulin that regulates blood sugar levels.  Over a period of time, high blood sugar levels can cause serious damage to various organs in the body.

There are many other risk factors for type 2 diabetes but  the single best predictor of type 2 diabetes is overweight or obesity. Almost 90% of people living with type 2 diabetes are overweight or have obesity. People who are overweight or have obesity have added pressure on their body’s ability to use insulin to properly control blood sugar levels, and are therefore more likely to develop diabetes.

Loose Weight …… Stay Happy……. Stay Healthy