The metabolism of people with diabetes differs to the metabolism of people without it. In type 2 diabetes, the effectiveness of insulin is reduced and in type 1 diabetes, insulin levels in the body are very low. There is a strong correlation between BMI and body fat. One of the correlates of insulin resistance is the blood fatty acid (FA) level. FA levels are strong predictors of muscle insulin resistance. Muscle fat content is increased in obesity and more so in type 2 diabetes. Electron microscopy shows decreased mitochondrial size in muscle from individuals with type 2 diabetes.
Related journals for Diabetes Lipid Metabolism
Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders, Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome, International Journal of Diabetes and Metabolism