We wish all our Hindu patients, colleagues and their families Happy Deepavali.
Being overweight or obese increases your risk. Carrying extra weight, especially in your belly, makes your cells more resistant to the effects of insulin on your blood sugar. Family members share genes that make them more likely to get type 2 diabetes and to be overweight. Both genes and environmental factors play a role in triggering diabetes. However, it is largely preventable as well as reversible at early stages.