They almost became twins…. Obesity and diabetes
It is well established that the odds of developing type II diabetes increase as weight increases.
From the many observations of their correlation, they almost became twins. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they always happen together.
In other words, not everyone who is overweight or obese necessarily develops type II diabetes and not all people with type II diabetes are overweight and obese. The likelihood of diabetes in overweight people or those who are already obese depends on the interaction of several factors:
- The amount of excess weight or the amount of obesity for the person
- Abdominal fat level
- Genetic susceptibility to the development of insulin resistance
- A person’s ability to produce insulin or inability to do so.
Unfortunately, 80% of people with type II diabetes are overweight or obese.