As depicted in the cell diagram (below), the insulin receptors on the surface of each cell are damaged (inflamed).
These damaged receptors ignore the presence of insulin in your blood and prevent glucose from entering your cells via the glucose transporters.
Consequently, the glucose stays in the blood, causing your blood glucose level to rise. As a result, the cells can't produce energy or burn fat .
In addition, the cells are unable to remove toxins and waste; and, over time, the cells may become further damaged and lose the ability to communicate with each other .