Does Body Fat Cause Type 2 Diabetes?
Actually, yes, body fat (especially around the belly) has a direct influence on the development of type 2 diabetes. The fat produces a chemical cocktail that prevents sugar-hungry cells from getting the glucose they need to properly function. As a result, the pancreas goes berserk trying to make enough insulin to counteract the chemicals, but eventually runs out of steam and produces even less.
Check out the animation to learn more about how body fat affects your levels and how it causes type 2.