The Link Between Type 2 Diabetes And Obesity Essay

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My Research Question Is: What is the link between Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity

Additional Questions to be Answered: 1. Why is Type 2 Diabetes an issue in our Community
2. What is the biology (science) behind Type 2 Diabetes

First let’s establish what diabetes is. Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses Glucose, the main type of sugar in the blood. The body takes in and breaks down foods into glucose and others sugars that are needed to fuel the body functions. The Glucose level in the blood rises after a meal and triggers the Pancreas to make the hormone Insulin and release it into the bloodstream. But when it comes to people with diabetes, the body can’t make or respond to insulin properly.

In this assessment I will be investigating the 3 Research questions stated above. Simply put, to find if type 2 diabetes is caused by obesity or how obesity can lead on to type 2 diabetes, why Obesity is an issue in our Community & what is the science behind it. It has been said that 80 - 85% of type 2 diabetes is caused by obesity or people having a BMI weight that is over 30. If this is true it means obese people have an 80x higher risk of catching/developing type 2 diabetes.

What I do know is Obesity causes inflammation, which in the future can lead to diabetes. But what I don’t know is how inflammation causes diabetes, or how to stop it from doing so. The key to finding what causes diabetes is to first find how to stop it and to find how to stop it

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