Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell. They are typically tasked with attacking bacteria and other foreign invaders.
They are linked to insulin resistance, the molecular event that results in type 2 diabetess.
Neutrophils are the first responders in terms of tissue inflammation.
They promote chronic inflammation by signaling macrophages into action.
When this occurs in adipose tisssue it causes chronic inflammation with a byproduct of insulin resistance.