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Diabetes and Obesity

Glucose is the main source of energy for the body’s cells. Insulin helps cells absorb glucose and convert it to energy. If you’re insulin resistant, your body’s cells don’t respond well to insulin. Insulin resistance is a stepping stone to type 2 diabetes. Lack of exercise and excess weight contribute to insulin resistance, while moderate exercise and keeping a healthy weight can help prevent it. Insulin resistance can lead to the development of cardiovascular disease.