Diabetes is the condition in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas makes insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use its own insulin as well as it should, which causes sugars to build up in the blood. This results in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated levels of glucose in your blood and urine. Often, obesity can cause a person to become diabetic.
Before a person becomes diabetic, he or she will go through a stage leading to the disease. This stage is called insulin resistance. In short, insulin helps balance your blood sugar levels. When your body is resistant to it, long-term health problems occur. Lifestyle habits contribute to insulin resistance and Diabesity. Diabesity refers to the coexistence of both diabetes and obesity, which causes insulin resistance.