Type 2 diabetes is when the body resists insulin production. Insulin delivers all glucose, or sugar, to our cells. When you are overweight, the body is less sensitive to the insulin that is released from the pancreas. Medical evidence suggests that fat cells are more resistant to insulin than muscle cells. When you have more fat cells than muscle cells, insulin is less effective overall, and the glucose circulates in the blood instead of being carried to the cells to be used for energy.
Losing just 7 to 10 pounds can drastically reduce the progression of the disease, as well as cutting back on foods high in fat content and cholesterol (Deen will have to change her cooking strategy!).
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