WHAT CAUSES THE OVERPRODUCTION OF INSULIN?
The overproduction of insulin (type 2 diabetes) can be caused by inadequate sleep (less than 7 ½ hours), improper hydration (water), excessive consumption of processed foods & high saturated fats, lack of exercise and smoking. As well as your body composition, body fat distribution.
The main contributors are Inadequate sleep, dehydration, processed foods & high saturated fats and smoking. All the prior mentioned increases the development of visceral fat. So, the way the fat is stored in your body plays a big role in insulin resistance and sensitivity.
This does not mean that Type 2 diabetes is an overweight (obese) disease. Yes, as obesity rates have increased, so has the diabetes rates. But there is another group that has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, the skinny fat population.
Although this population may have an ideal body weight, the low lean mass and equal or higher amount of fat causes the same risk as the overweight/obese person.
Specific to body composition, it is the type of fat that contributes to the development of type 2 diabetes, visceral fat. There are two types of fat, subcutaneous and visceral. Subcutaneous is the fat we see in the mirror or notice when you lose weight. Visceral fat is the fat the develops in the abdominal cavity as well as in and around your organs (liver, kidneys, heart, etc.).