Being overweight places extra stress on your body in a variety of ways, including your body’s ability to maintain proper blood glucose levels. In fact, being overweight can cause your body to become resistant to insulin. If you already have diabetes, this means you will need to take even more insulin to get sugar into your cells. And if you don’t have diabetes, the prolonged effects of the insulin resistance can eventually cause you to develop the disease. 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.
Related Journals of Obesity and Diabetes
Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism, Endocrinology & Metabolic Syndrome, Journal of Nutritional Disorders & Therapy, Pancreatic Disorders & Therapy, Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science, Obesity Management, Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, Diabetes Self-Management, Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism