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.