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How is being overweight related to Diabetes?

February 12, 2018

Over 65% of American’s are overweight, putting them at significant risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes as well as other diseases. It is the primary risk factor, after genetics, of the disease.

 

How does being overweight affect the body? Overeating causes the blood to carry too much sugar to the cells, which turn away the excess supply.  This extra energy is stored in the body as fat, which can be used by the body later. The problem, however, is that the stored body fat is never needed.  Eventually, as more sugar is consumed, the body starts to develop a natural resistance to it which is called being insulin resistant.