Behavior and biology: the prevention of type 2 diabetes.

  title={Behavior and biology: the prevention of type 2 diabetes.},
  author={Lauretta Quinn},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular nursing},
  volume={18 1},
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), characterized by insulin resistance and a beta-cell secretory defect, appears to result from a number of gene and environmental interactions. There are marked differences in the phenotypic expression of type 2 DM with individuals exhibiting varying levels of insulin resistance and impairments in insulin secretion. Study results indicate that a number of healthy lifestyle behaviors, such as increased physical activity and reduced intake of dietary fat, are… CONTINUE READING