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How can I make insulin resistance go away?

How can I make insulin resistance go away?

Lifestyle, drugs: Hi. Healthy lifestyle with weight loss may make insulin resistance go away. Also, there are a number of drugs that target insulin resistance directly, or affect insulin resistance by causing weight loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Moran
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Insulin Resistance Syndrome (Definition)

Insulin resistance is a state in which a given concentration of insulin produces a less-than-expected lowering of blood sugar. This results from obesity and often causes higher blood sugar levels. The early stage of Insulin resistance, known as impaired fasting glucose (IFG) or prediabetes, is potentially reversible with significant weight loss (at least 7 percent). However, without weight loss, Type 2 Diabetes generally results, often causing severe damage to arteries and ...Read more


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My brother has insulin resistance. What should I tell him?

My brother has insulin resistance. What should I tell him?

Constellation of sym: Insulin resistance has been associated with intestinal bloating, sleepiness after meals, abdominal obesity, high blood pressures, depression. A consultation with a dietician , increased activities and regular follow up with your dr is recommended. ...Read more

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I have insulin resistance. can I eat soya flour?

I have insulin resistance. can I eat soya flour?

Yes: Soy flour has more protein and less carbohydrates than regular flour. See my checklist on eating a low carb diet to treat insulin resistance, and get plenty of exercise. ...Read more

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I am 18 and have insulin resistance - what can I do?

Insulin resistance: You MUST see an endocrinologist. If you are seeing one and not making progress seek a different endocrinologist. This is critical. ...Read more

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Could I have insulin resistance but be non diabetic?

Yes : Insulin Resistance increses your risk of developing Diabetes and some may call it a Prediabetic stage So if you treat Insulin resitance with proper nutrition.Exercise,weight loss if obese or over weight,and Metformin if prescribed by your doctor,not smoking and keeping BP under control. You can defer onset of full blown Diabetes ...Read more

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How can I beat syndrome x (insulin resistance) through diet?

How can I beat syndrome x (insulin resistance) through diet?

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 will help lower insulin resistance. Exercise is also essential to help lose weight and keep it off. ...Read more

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I have insulin resistance and im on a lowcarb diet, is that healthy?

I have insulin resistance and im on a lowcarb diet, is that healthy?

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 restriction and increase in physical activity. Then, you'll have lowered your risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, heart attack, stroke, etc -- and then you'll be a lot healthier. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can beat syndrome x (insulin resistance) through diet?

Can i tell me how i can beat syndrome x (insulin resistance) through diet?

Diet and exercise: Some of this is genetic, but you can minimize the genetics with diet, aimed at keeping your weight down, and exericise, as much as you can. ...Read more

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Does insulin resistance mean i will inevitably develop diabetes in 5-15 years?

Depends, Yes..Unless: Type dm develops over several decades, so concern is highly appropriate; keep hba1c ~5.0%, the NMR particle test can predict dm ~20 yrs in advance & keeping these fat carrying proteins in excellent ranges is critically important. Biggest driver of dm is eating sugar(s), i.e. Carbs, so go very low carb. Study: taubes, attia, dietdoctor, lchf, paleo, science for smart people. ...Read more

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Since Thursday i.have lost.6 lbs i have insulin resistance along with colitis should i be concerned?

Since Thursday i.have lost.6 lbs i have insulin resistance along with colitis should i be concerned?

1 lb/day easy. Food: is key. Anytime food intake ?ed enough below body removal of atoms, wt ?es. Foods most readily stored as body fat are carbs (means all sugars, simple & complex), protein more moderate, high fat foods the least stored. Carbs drive insulin output leading to insulin resistance, thus eliminate. Go HFLC with above Gnd veggies (no corn). Study my answers, DietDoctor.com, NUSI.org, FatChance.html, etc. ...Read more

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Tolerance (Definition)

When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more