And here is how..
– Eating too much results in excess energy which is stored as fat.
– After a certain level of fat (this level differs between individuals and is termed personal fat threshold) fat accumulates around organs such as the liver and pancreas
– This is when type 2 diabetes starts to develop
– Insulin resistance results in the liver continuing to produce glucose despite already high blood glucose levels
– Fat accumulation in the pancreas results in beta cell dysfunction (the cells which produce insulin)
– This leads to chronically high levels of blood glucose otherwise known as type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is reversible!
– losing fat through dieting can re-start the normal production of insulin at the pancreas and re-sensitise the liver to the presence of insulin resulting in normalised glucose production.
– These effects can reverse type 2 diabetes
(At least in patients who have had the disease less than 10 years – it is thought that after this beta cells are permanently damaged )