Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy. With type 1 diabetes, your body does not make insulin. With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Without enough insulin, the glucose stays in your blood. You can also have pre-diabetes. This means that your blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. Having pre-diabetes puts you at a higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
DM2 Risk Factors: Fat Distribution Distribution of fat in the body affects the risk of development of diabetes mellitus type 2. Specifically, fat stored in the abdominal region or fat referred to his visceral fat has been associated with higher degree of insulin resistance than fat stored peripherally on the body in the subcutaneous tissues. The [...]