by Internet Medical Society
Diabetes can be termed as the commonest of the diseases that can be found in humans across the globe. It is a disease where the body is unable to produce and use insulin properly which leads to the increase of blood glucose levels in the body. The body develops insulin resistance. At first, the body tries to make up for the high levels of glucose by producing extra insulin in the pancreas. However, with persistently high glucose levels, the insulin produced by the body is unable to keep the match thereby resulting in diabetes.
There are many factors that can lead to the development of diabetes. However, the commonest of these reasons is weight. An overweight person is more likely to have diabetes as compared to a lean person. However, this is only an indication that being overweight can cause additional problems, diabetes being one of them. Even those that are not overweight can tend to get diabetes due to other reasons.