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How does inflammation develop if you have diabetes?

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People with type 2 diabetes don't produce enough insulin or their bodies can't use the insulin adequately. Insulin is a hormone that is made by cells in the pancreas. It controls the amount of sugar in the blood.

Insulin may also have an impact on tissue in the body. Its effects on tissue are influenced by many factors, including obesity and the accumulation of fat around the belly and on major organs in the abdomen. The fat cells can produce chemicals that lead to inflammation.

Scientists are only beginning to understand the role this form of internal inflammation may play in the development of chronic diseases like diabetes.

From: Diabetes and Inflammation WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Wenner, M. , December 2009. Scientific American Magazine

Hopps, E. , 2011; vol 48: pp 183-189. Acta Diabetologica

Hardy, O. , 2012; vol 18: pp 81-87. Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on June 22, 2019

SOURCES:

Wenner, M. , December 2009. Scientific American Magazine

Hopps, E. , 2011; vol 48: pp 183-189. Acta Diabetologica

Hardy, O. , 2012; vol 18: pp 81-87. Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on June 22, 2019

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