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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to know if i'm more insulin resistant or i'm not making enough insulin?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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32 years experience
No absolue way: Hi. There is no simple test for this. Type 2's are classically thought of as insulin resistant, although I have plenty of type 1's who are insulin resistant (obese, sedentary, glucose toxicity, etc). Type 2's usually require at least 1 unit/kg/24 hours (and often more). There is an equation called the homeostatic model assessment (HOMA) which can assess insulin resistance. Bottom line is, CONTROL!

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