Type 2 diabetes, or diabetes mellitus, occurs when a person’s body becomes insulin-resistant
Insulin resistance is the physical condition in which the body ceases to respond to insulin, a secretion produced by the pancreas whose main purpose is to transport sugars inside one’s body to the cells within he muscles and the blood stream to be used as energy. Insulin resistance occurs when there is an insufficient amount of insulin secreted by the pancreas for the transport of excess sugars in the body, which have been acquired through food consumption. From a young age, one consumes processed foods, sugary drinks, and so forth, and once one reaches the age of forty or over, there is a heavy buildup of sugar in the body and the insulin generated lacks the capacity to transport the excess sugar to the muscles for use as energy. The excess sugar settles in the body, particularly in the muscles. This is the main reason why type 2 diabetics are known for their lack of energy. Lack of energy also means lack of physical strength. When the body becomes insulin-resistant, that individual is diagnosed and termed a diabetic.