Learn how Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes develop, and why it often lead to harmful fat in our bodies.
Insulin is a hormone that helps control the blood sugar level in your body.
It is produced by beta cells in one of our organs called the pancreas (insulin factory).
Insulin moves sugar (glucose) into the cells, which is then used to generate energy and maintain normal body functions.
High blood sugar levels cause your pancreas (insulin factory) to work harder.
Eating food high in sugar causes blood sugar levels to rise, forcing the pancreas to produce more insulin to control blood sugar level.
You are likely to have excess internal fat if you have an apple-shaped body.
Fat surrounding internal organs, and those which enters organs and muscles, can lead to inflammation and damage of body cells. It can also damage the pancreas and other organs.
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