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diet for insulin resistance in women

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scofield
32 years experience Diabetology
Calorie restricted: The key to Insulin resistance is to attain (or maintain) a lean body habitus. There is no special diet for people with Insulin resistance but they sho ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
37 years experience Bariatrics
Not suprised: You already know you are Insulin resistant, so you need to modify your diet appropriately and maybe take metformin (glucophage) to modify this consequ ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
If you have: Insulin resistance, it's not healthy no matter what -- until you lose weight and reduce your Insulin resistance through any kind of dietary restrictio ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Low carbs: The most successful diet for people with insulin resistance is low carb/low starch diet (South Beach, Zone diet). Any diet that promotes weight loss ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Sugar: Carbohydrates are simply put sugar. Yes, this question is obvious. Increasing sugar calories can lead to diabetes.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
32 years experience Pediatrics
Diet and exercise: Diets for pcos are controversial some people would recommend low carbs while others will say caloric restriction, most of the studies about dieting in ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Exercise will help your body to process energy and increase your cell's sensitivity to insulin.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: Inositol is a naturally occurring carbohydrate with 9 stereoisomers. D-chiro inositol(DCI) and Myo-inositol increase the action of insulin in patients ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Holden
33 years experience Fertility Medicine
Naturopathy for PCOS: Key to addressing the root cause of pcos is focusing on insulin-resistance. 1) dietary limitation of starch and glucose. 2) increase exercise. 3) chro ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Mathews
15 years experience Endocrinology
Adipose Tissue: It is thought to be caused by hormones produced by fat tissue, particularly the adipose tissue surrounding your organs within the abdominal cavity.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Insulin resistance is extremely common in PCOS whether or not it is the cause and women with PCOS very frequently have gestational diabetes. Insulin r ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
22 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Maybe: Depends on your genetics, what you consider to be a high fat diet, and your activity level. A high fat diet can cause obesity which carries an increa ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Pituitary suppression occurs with the intake of thyroid or steroid supplements or certain other male or female hormones. I don't believe that calorie ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Make an appointment: for evaluation by an endocrinolgist with nutrition expertise. Likely you will be placed on a limited or significantly reduced carbohydrate diet. Psych ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Diminshed response : To insulin. People with type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetics, and those with metabolic syndrome have inadequate response to Insulin and tend to have elevat ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Diabetes centers: Diabetes centers around the country are geared to help patients and their families do just this. In your neck of the woods, the harold schnitzer diab ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
A diet to: Reduce Insulin resistance needs to restrict calories to below what you burn up with activity. That's basically a diet for someone with Insulin resista ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Millen
35 years experience Endocrinology
Possibly: Chromium deficiency has been associated with Insulin resistance, but a well balanced diet will usually have the needed chromium to avoid this problem.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
39 years experience Pharmacology
Powerful drug : Metformin is a powerful drug to control blood sugar in the treatment of diabetes.It is not a weight loss medication and the simple regulation of sugar ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Beta cells: Many people have Insulin resistance. Most obese people are Insulin resistant, as well as a lot of normal weight people, especially if you have a fami ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: Menstrual cycles can be affected by changes in nutrition and weight regardless of whether or not you have diabetes.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
37 years experience Family Medicine
Weight loss: Weight loss , in process , can reduce your fertility, in an unpredictable way. I do not believe the source of calories is the important issue.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Not Very: For most women, metformin is no longer considered the first treatment used in pcos women. Actually, there are concerns that it ls less effective than ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Insulin level: Insulin and glucose levels can be tested to diagnose insulin resistance. Insulin levels are high in those with insulin resistance. Once blood glucose ... Read More
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