Controlling weight is one of the most effective and important strategies in total control of Diabetes and normalizing blood Sugar.
Most of the Type II Diabetics are overweight.
The excess weight in diabetics is due to deposition of fat inside the belly. This intraabdominal fat does more harm to the process of insulin prodution and secretion, it also increases amounts of cholesterol and other intra-abdominal fat as well as harmful fats circulating in a diabetics blood stream. This may be the cause of Diabetes, and its Complications - High Blood Pressure, Atherosclerosis, Coronary artery disease , Heart attacks & Stroke.
Excessive intra-abdominal fat causes insulin resistance, that is our body and its cells are becoming resistant to actions of insulin and require more and more of it to do the same work of lowering blood glucose. Slowly and steadily pancreas have to secrete more and more insulin, when it can no longer keep up with the increased requirements of insulin, blood glucose starts rising and full blown Diabetes develops.
Decreasing body weight- decreases insulin resistance and insulin attains its earlier glory- it again becomes effective. Blood glucose is normalized and Diabetes controlled.