It’s often assumed that in order to develop type 2 diabetes, you have to be overweight. While it’s true that excess weight is clearly associated with insulin resistance and diabetes, it’s the insulin resistance — not necessarily the weight gain — that drives the disease.
As such, many people with a healthy weight are not metabolically healthy, putting them at risk of diseases like type 2 diabetes — even without being overweight or obese.
One of the greatest risk factors, according to University of Florida researchers, is actually inactivity, which drives up your risk of pre-diabetes regardless of your weight.
Diabetes is generally the result of excessive weight gain and obesity. While these are the most common cause of the condition, research studies have demonstrated that inactivity or a sedentary lifestyle could also lead to diabetes. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.