Jul 01, 2008 2:29 PM GMT
Type II diabetes is known to be triggered by being overwieght. However, what if you are overwieght just from muscle? Can this cause Type II diabetes as well?
JBE60 saidWell my 83 year old mom just got diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. She is not that overweight now, but she had waged her own "battle of the bulge" as long as I could remember until she had open heart surgery in 2001.
I believe the risk factor is fat not muscle mass. So if you are 200 lbs. but all muscle it is not the same risk as 200 lbs. and most of it is around your stomach and on you backside and hips.
AMT87 saidWhile the ammount of body fat has a small role it's not the main issue...yeah it is staying b/w 140-145 regular...recently got it as low as 120...
Fat cells and muscle cells both bind insulin increasing the requirement for the pancreas to secrete it. So yes muscle weight has an effect but not nearly as much as fat weight.
Fat people tend to have a poor diet with irregular consumption of large amounts of refined sugar. The more refined the sugar source the faster it hits the blood stream which puts pressure on Pancreatic B cells
Fat people tend to exercise infrequently and lead a sedentary lifestyle, physical exercise increases metabolism & insulin effectiveness.
What kind of problems are you having with your blood sugar, persistent hypergylycemia?