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Why doesn't body use sugar and insulin right in dm type 2?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: Insulin resistance

Patients with type 2 diabetes make lots of insulin, but their bodies are resistant to it.
Therefore blood sugar goes up because the vehicle (insulin) to get sugar into the cells of the body doesn't work properly.

In brief: Insulin resistance

Patients with type 2 diabetes make lots of insulin, but their bodies are resistant to it.
Therefore blood sugar goes up because the vehicle (insulin) to get sugar into the cells of the body doesn't work properly.
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