How Are Diabetes And Obesity Related

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Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin to maintain a normal blood glucose level, or the body is unable to use the insulin that is produced (insulin resistance). The pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach that produces the hormone insulin. Insulin moves glucose from your blood into your cells, where it's converted into energy. In type 2 diabetes, there are several reasons why the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin. Risk factors for type 2 diabetes Three of the main risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes are: age – being over the age of 40 (over 25 for people of south Asian, Chinese, African-Caribbean or black African origin, even if you were born in the UK) genetics – having a close relative with the condition, such as a parent, brother or sister weight – being overweight or obese People of south Asian and African-Caribbean origin also have an increased risk of developing complications of diabetes, such as heart disease, at a younger age than the rest of the population. Read about reducing your risk of type 2 diabetes. Age Your risk of developing type 2 diabetes increases with age. This may be because people tend to gain weight Continue reading >>

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  1. Xandri Solomon

    Obesity and diabetes have absolutely no correlation to thumbsucking (And the logic that the thumb in the mouth means people are less likely to eat… or that thumbsuckers are potentially more likely to overeat is just pie in the sky).

  2. George Aquinas

    Absolutely not. I provide you with me as a case study. I’m perfectly sound minded and my thumb never leaves my mouth!

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