Mechanism linking diabetes mellitus and obesity

Abstract

Body mass index has a strong relationship to diabetes and insulin resistance. In obese individuals, the amount of nonesterified fatty acids, glycerol, hormones, cytokines, proinflammatory markers, and other substances that are involved in the development of insulin resistance, is increased. The pathogenesis in the development of diabetes is based on the fact that the β-islet cells of the pancreas are impaired, causing a lack of control of blood glucose. The development of diabetes becomes more inevitable if the failure of β-islet cells of the pancreas is accompanied by insulin resistance. Weight gain and body mass are central to the formation and rising incidence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This literature review will demonstrate the facts that link obesity with insulin resistance and pancreatic β-cell dysfunction. In conclusion, new approaches in managing and preventing diabetes in obese individuals must be studied and investigated based on the facts.

DOI: 10.2147/DMSO.S67400

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@inproceedings{AlGoblan2014MechanismLD, title={Mechanism linking diabetes mellitus and obesity}, author={Abdullah Saleh Al-Goblan and Mohammed A. Al-Alfi and Muhammad Z Khan}, booktitle={Diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity : targets and therapy}, year={2014} }