What Causes Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is caused by sugar buildup in the body. In 2017, Dr Sanjay Basu, PH.D., from Stanford University, along with other researchers, traced the cause of type 2 diabetes to sugar but did not explain how it caused the condition. Our research came to the same conclusion, and we know how the diabetes is caused. As you eat refined sugar and processed foods—more than the pancreas can handle—over the years, the sugar builds up in your body. Often, when people reach their forties, they are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The pancreas still secretes the normal amount of insulin needed to transport sugar to your cells. The problem is, because there is excess sugar buildup in the body, there is not enough insulin to transport excess sugar. Over time, the sugar buildup turns into fat. Some of that fat ends up in your blood stream and coats you blood cells preventing them from absorbing the sugar and transporting it to your muscles to be used as energy. It is at this point that you become type 2 diabetic. The medical term for your body’s inability to process the excess sugar is Insulin Resistance.
As the sugar buildup sits inside your body, year after year, it begins to damage your internal organs and cause heart disease, stroke, liver and kidney failure, blindness, and nerve damage leading to limb amputation.