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How does insulin resistance cause inflammation?

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As type 2 diabetes starts to develop, the body becomes less sensitive to insulin and the resulting insulin resistance also leads to inflammation. A vicious cycle can result, with more inflammation causing more insulin resistance and vice versa. Blood sugar levels creep higher and higher, eventually resulting in type 2 diabetes.

Emotional stress can also increase levels of the chemicals of inflammation. It's unknown whether stress by itself can contribute to the development of diabetes, though.

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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