Type 2 diabetes – what's going on in your body?
Understanding the connection between insulin, blood sugar and maintaining normal levels is important for controlling type 2 diabetes.
With type 2 diabetes, your body may not respond effectively to a naturally occurring hormone called Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1). GLP-1 increases insulin levels when it's needed, thereby lowering blood sugar levels. GLP-1 can also reduce food consumption, body weight and increase satiety. Researchers are also looking into the role of GLP-1 in the risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart disease and stroke.
It can be hard for someone with type 2 diabetes to be in tune with their body when it doesn’t respond as well as it should to GLP-1. But, what if your body worked in partnership with you, leaving you more free to focus on other things in life rather than type 2 diabetes?
When your body works in partnership, managing type 2 diabetes can become one less thing to juggle. Whether you are living with type 2 diabetes or care for someone who is – speak to your doctor about treatment options.