Accumulating too much body fat can cause type 2 diabetes, and the risk of type 2 diabetes
increases linearly with an increase in body mass index (BMI). The research, published by the
World Obesity Federation, predicts that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men will be living with obesity
by 2030. At the moment, 90% of adults with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese.
Why Obesity causes Diabetes
Overeating stresses the membrane network within cells called the endoplasmic reticulum (ER).
When the ER has more nutrients to treat, it sends a warning signal to the cell to dampen the
insulin receptors on the cell surface. This results in insulin resistance and persistent high
concentrations of glucose in the blood, a sure sign of diabetes.
In obese people, the amount of NEFA, glycerol, hormones, cytokines, pro-inflammatory
substances and other substances which are involved in the development of insulin resistance
is increased. Insulin resistance and impaired β cell function lead to the development of
The link between diabetes and obesity-
- In contrast to type 2 diabetes, most people with type 1 diabetes are not obese. But
there is a link between obesity and the development of type I diabetes.
- Insulin resistance is also a major contributor to type 2 diabetes. There are regular cycles
of insulin sensitivity during the lifetime of a healthy person. But intermittent insulin
resistance periods are resolved through continuous feedback between beta cells and
Type 2 diabetes can lead to a number of potentially fatal conditions, including:
- Kidney failure
- Heart disease
It may also expose to-
Ways to treat and prevent type 2 diabetes by reduction of obesity:
- Circulation problems
- High blood pressure
- Nervous system disorders
- Infections that are difficult to heal
Reduction of Obesity is the main goal to treat and prevent type 2 diabetes. The primary steps
Effects of weight loss-
- Caloric intake increase
- More physical activity
When someone has diabetes, they can start taking the medication so the pancreas will produce
enough insulin. But prior to that, the person needs medication for diabetes. Losing as little as
5% to 10% of your total body weight can greatly improve type 2 diabetes.
Sudden changes in diet and physical activities may not be possible but the Hope Obesity
will guide you to lead a healthy life. To know more contact Hope Team at +91 7227858598