What is type 2 Diabetes ?
Type 2 diabetes is a disorder that disrupts the way your body uses sugar.
All the cells in your body need sugar to work normally. Sugar gets into the cells with the help of a hormone called insulin. Insulin is made by the pancreas, an organ in the belly. If there is not enough insulin, or if your body stops responding to insulin, sugar builds up in the blood. That is what happens to people with diabetes.
Being overweight or having obesity increases a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But people who are not overweight can get diabetes, too.
By : Dr Jyoti Goyal (Diabetologist)