BEHINDBased on Dr. Matthew Cape, a general practitioner and clinical director of the NHS Rotherham Institute for Obesity, as well as a medical director at LighterLife and a member of the Obesity Achievement Network, knowledge is a powerhouse. "Up to 85% of cases of type 2 diabetes are associated with poor lifestyle, such as overweight or obesity, unhealthy diets and insufficient physical activity – all of which can increase the likelihood of dangerous visceral fat that leads to insulin resistance. (Fatty fat is fat that gathers around important organs).
"Often people think that diabetes means avoiding sugar.Of course, in an organism that is trying to cope with blood sugar levels, it will help – but in type 2 diabetes it is more about reducing dangerous visceral fat, which is often associated with the importance of glide to a healthy weight.
"Initially and for many years, Type 2 diabetes may not have any noticeable symptoms, which makes it difficult to diagnose unless it is detected by routine screening programs." Diagnosis is often a shock. "Research by the International Diabetes Federation shows that by the time diagnosed, many patients may have increased insulin resistance for up to 10 years.