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Obesity, The Main Trigger Of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes can occur due to an unhealthy lifestyle in youth to increasing insulin resistance with age. One of the lifestyles that is the main factor in type 2 diabetes is obesity. Launching from Medical News Today, obesity is believed to contribute 80-85% of a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Obesity can cause or worsen diabetes because too much glucose circulates in the bloodstream in the body. Fat cells release 'pro-inflammatory' chemicals, whereas fat tissue releases fat molecules into the blood that can make the body less sensitive to the insulin it produces by interfering with the function of insulin-responsive cells and their ability to respond to insulin. This is known as insulin resistance which is the hallmark of DM type 2.

To avoid worsening diabetes is to lose weight and keep from obesity. In addition, measurements are needed to monitor body weight. The simplest way to measure obesity is by measuring body mass index (BMI). BMI is body weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of height (in meters). Based on the Regulation of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia no. 41 of 2014 concerning Guidelines for Balanced Nutrition, BMI is called normal if the results are in the range of 18.5-25. If you are >25-27, you are overweight or obese and >27 is an obese condition.

Currently, mDoc is also preparing a Home Monitoring Program for Diabetes Mellitus, where patients can check their blood sugar levels at home independently but are recorded automatically into the system using an FDA-certified device, making it easier for patients to save medical records for checking blood sugar levels. blood and monitor blood sugar levels without the hassle.