2. Type 2 Diabetes
Most, but not all, people with type 2 diabetes are also overweight. Diabetes occurs when the body’s insulin production can no longer process the amount of blood glucose that’s present. The body then goes to extreme measures to get rid of the excess, potentially leading to health problems like numb feet and hands, blindness, or kidney damage.
The main driver of diabetes is too much sugar and carbs in your diet. You can reduce your risk of diabetes by losing weight, eating balanced meals, getting enough sleep, and being more physically active. Even if you already have diabetes, these measures can reduce your need for medication to control it.