Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar and when a person has very high levels of sugar in their blood it could lead to serious damage to the body’s system, especially the nerves and blood vessels. There is one major cause as to why the increase of diabetes type 2 continuously rises and that is down to the obesity epidemic. The UK currently ranks as the country with the highest level of obesity in Europe, with more than one in four adults obese and nearly two out of three overweight.
Diabetes.co.uk said: “While the exact causes of diabetes are still not fully understood, it is known that being overweight accounts for 80 – 85 per cent of the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
“It is a well-known fact that if you are overweight or obese, you are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, particularly if you have excess weight around your tummy.”