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Diabetes and obesity

Diabetes affects how your body processes glucose, which is a type of sugar used for energy. Glucose comes from the foods you eat and is transported into your cells with the help of a hormone called insulin, which is produced by the pancreas. Diabetes occurs when there's a problem with insulin production or how your body uses insulin, leading to elevated blood sugar levels.

Obesity is a significant risk factor for type 2 diabetes. When a person is obese, their body often becomes less sensitive to insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. This condition is called insulin resistance.

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With locations across California, Dignity Health Medical Group is just right around the corner. Schedule an appointment today with an obesity medicine provider.

How does obesity lead to diabetes?

Symptoms of diabetes

  • Frequent urination

  • Excessive thirst

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Increased hunger

  • Fatigue

  • Blurred vision

  • Slow healing

  • Frequent infections

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Darkened skin patches

Obesity medicine locations near you

Find a weight loss provider near you

With clinics throughout California, a Dignity Health Medical Group obesity medicine provider is nearby and ready to assist you with your wellness journey.