A cat's pancreas has two main jobs: 1) making and storing digestive enzymes and fluids; 2) producing and releasing hormones that regulate blood sugar.
The sugar released into the bloodstream from a a cat on a high-carbohydrate diet sends an alarm to the pancreas to produce insulin to lower the tide of sugar into a cat's system. A continual high level of insulin pumped into the cat's system causes an accumulation of fat in the cat's body - it's a natural response to an unnatural (for a carnivore) dietary situation.
SO WHAT? Diets high in carbohydrates - such as dry kibble - raise a cat's risk for both obesity and feline type 2 diabetes.
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