Type ll Diabetes

By: Samantha Gil

What is type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is where the insulin produced by the pancreas is not recognized by the bodies cell.

How does being fit control diabetes?

As your body digests food, some of it turns into glucose and is absorbed as energy. Your pancreas creates insulin to help your body absorb glucose into your cells. Diabetics either do not have enough insulin or suffer from insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is when the body does not recognize insulin and cannot use it to balance blood glucose. When this happens, sugar, or glucose, builds up in the blood. Tight control of blood sugar is important to prevent complications and promote a healthy life. Regular exercise helps your body burn off and balance blood sugar.