If not appropriately managed, type 2 diabetes can cause significant damage to the kidneys. Now, a new study suggests eating too much junk food or a diet high in fat can cause just as much harm.
Published in the journal Experimental Psychology, the study indicates that a high-fat diet or junk food may result in an increase in blood sugar levels comparable to that which occurs with type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, accounting for around 90-95 percent of all cases.
The condition arises when the body is unable to effectively use insulin – a hormone responsible for regulating blood sugar levels. This may lead to a build-up of sugar, or glucose, in the blood....