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Factors leading to insulin resistance

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder characterized by elevated blood glucose levels. It is essentially a disease of faulty lifestyle. The wrong kind of nutrition, overweight or obesity and sedentary lifestyle are the main culprits. These factors together cause what we call insulin resistance. That is our body cells stop reacting to insulin, which is essential for glucose utilization and energy needs of cells. So type 2 diabetes starts with insulin resistance, and our body reacts by asking pancreas to produce more and more insulin to overcome this resistance, this finally results in exhaustion of beta cell and ultimately their premature death, finally resulting in both the continued insulin resistance and deficit. But If measures are taken on time, this tragedy can be prevented or even reversed. All it takes is to become active, start moving, start losing weight and eat better food that is low in calories and rich in essential nutrients.