Since the scientific identified a third cause of type 2 diabetes, we have to ask the question, how do we battle it? It may be too early for answers, but it is a great time to ask .
Diabetes is a problem that arises when one or both of the following conditions occur:
- A person's body cannot make enough insulin.
- A person's body is not able to use the insulin it produces to process blood sugar
From research published in the British journal Nature, diabetes may be accelerated by brain and nerve cells that sense glucose and are activated by higher levels of blood sugar. As people become more obese, these cells appear to be less capable of sensing glucose. Scientists speculate that the neurons have a role in reducing insulin production or increasing insulin resistance.
The natural conclusion: Achieve a healthy weight to prevent or fight diabetes. Physicians are also speculating that weight loss surgery is effective because it restores the function of the glucose-sensing nerve cells.