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What Causes Insulin Resistance?

Insulin resistance is caused by a variety of factors. Obesity, a person's genes, compounds made from fat cells, and even what happened during life in the womb – all of these contribute to the development of insulin resistance. The chance of developing insulin resistance and relative insulin deficiency - and therefore type 2 diabetes – has a lot to do with your genes. But type 2 also has a lot to do with your lifestyle and your environment. Making poor food choices, taking in excess calories and fat, not being physically active and experiencing stress are all factors that can contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes. Losing weight, being more active and eating better quality foods may help control diabetes and may even help prevent or delay the development of diabetes.

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