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i recently was told that i had high insulin resistance and low fasting glucose levels. what does this mean?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Pre diabetes: Insulin resistance is the precursor to type 2 diabetes. It is estimated that people who eventually develop diabetes have had Insulin resistance for at least 10-15 yrs beforehand. Obesity, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, and high fasting glucose are indicators of Insulin resistance (if you have at least 3 out of 5). Weight loss and exercise are essential for treating.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014

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