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Is there a link between diabetes and inflammation?

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Recent research suggests that inflammation inside the body plays a role in the development of type 2 diabetes. The effects of inflammation are familiar to anyone who has experienced a bug bite, rash, skin infection, or ankle sprain. In those situations, you will see swelling in the affected area. With type 2 diabetes, inflammation is internal.

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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