Type 2 diabetes and obesity in adults.

  title={Type 2 diabetes and obesity in adults.},
  author={Catherine L. Whitmore},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  volume={19 14},
  pages={880, 882-6}
There are approximately 2.5 million people in the UK with diabetes; 85-95% of whom have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is characterized by insulin resistance and impaired insulin secretion. As approximately 90% of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese, obesity is seen as a significant contributory factor in its development. This article aims to examine some of the physiological mechanisms by which overweight and obesity contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes… CONTINUE READING