AAccording to Dr. Matthews Capehorn, GP and clinical manager at the NHS Rotherham Institute of Obesity, as well as the medical director at LighterLife and a member of the network for increasing obesity, knowledge is the power. "Up to 85% of Type 2 diabetes is associated with poor lifestyle, such as overweight or obesity, eating unhealthy foods and not getting enough physical activity – which can increase the likelihood of having dangerous visceral fats leading to insulin resistance. Visceral fat is an ointment that gathers around vital organs.)
"Often people believe that diabetes means avoiding sugar. It's obvious that in a body fighting for blood sugar, it will help – but in type 2 diabetes, it is more about reducing the risk of visceral fat, which will often mean the importance of lowering it to healthy weight.
"Initially, and for many years, Type 2 diabetes may not have noticeable symptoms at all, which makes it difficult to diagnose unless it is picked up by routine health screening programs." "The diagnosis often comes as a shock." The study by the International Diabetes Federation shows that by the time Diagnosed, many patients may have had increased insulin resistance by up to 10 years.