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Would stress b-complex and cinnamon 1000mg be beneficial for insulin resistance/pcos? I am also taking glumetza 1500 daily.

Would stress b-complex and cinnamon 1000mg be beneficial for insulin resistance/pcos? I am also taking glumetza 1500 daily.

Not in my view: There is absolutely no established (meaning proven) role for b-complex or cinnamon in treatment of pcos. There's no harm in taking those, but don't be too surprised if it doesn't change anything. ...Read more

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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Women: insulin resistance--what is that?

Women: insulin resistance--what is that?

Diet, nutrition: When we consume too many high glycemic foods too much Insulin is released into the blood stream. This eventually leads to Insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and weight gain. The type 2 diabetes epidemic is a direct result of this. Most people do not understand that diet foods and drinks and sugar free products are loaded with artificial sweeteners which are much more of a problem! ...Read more

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Is insulin resistance reversible? if so, how?

Is insulin resistance reversible? if so, how?

YES!: Yes, but it is under your control. Drastically change your diet to minimize any processed foods, avoid gluten and dairy. Exercise often - both aerobic activity and strengthening such as yoga. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are there any ways to reverse insulin resistance?

Are there any ways to reverse insulin resistance?

Yes: Weight reduction, some medications help with Insulin resistance (actos, metformin), correction of exacerbating factors - thyroid disorder, adrenal dysfunction. For most people the key is weight reduction. ...Read more

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Will chromium help in insulin resistance?

May be, but hardly: Any one is deficient in chromium. While chromium does influence Insulin resistance, any body eating anywhere near a normal diet is not likely to be deficient. See this site for more information. http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/chromium-healthprofessional/. ...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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Is it common to be born with insulin resistance?

Is it common to be born with insulin resistance?

Not that Common: Although some people can be born with Insulin Resistance as direct result of Genetics What that means is that you are predisposed to Insulin Resistance and you still can defer the syndrome of Insulin Resistance or Full Blown Diabetes and Metabolic disorder by taking care of your body by Proper eating habits limiting carbs,saturated fats and overeating and life style to prevent Obesity ...Read more

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Can increased prolactin cause insulin resistance?

Can increased prolactin cause insulin resistance?

Probably not: I am not aware of high prolactin causing Insulin resistance. However, some people with Insulin resistance and polycystic ovarian syndrome can have high prolactin levels. ...Read more

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Is insulin resistance the same as hyperinsulinism?

Is insulin resistance the same as hyperinsulinism?

You are correct: Insulin resistance refers to the body needing higher level of Insulin to keep the sugar level down to normal or close to normal. Hyperinsulism = body has higher level of Insulin in circulation at virtually all time. So, the terms are of same meaning, at least with regard to diabetes/Insulin resistant state. If u have concern, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can you eliminate insulin resistance syndrome?

How can you eliminate insulin resistance syndrome?

Weight control: Insulin resistance varies with your weight and with other factors such as the amount of physiologic stress at any one time (infections, trauma, surgery, certain meds etc. Will affect this). You probably cannot eliminate Insulin resistance but you can lower it by keeping our weight at or near an ideal level. Start with modifying the starches in your diet. ...Read more

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What are the tests for insulin resistance syndrome?

What are the tests for insulin resistance syndrome?

Glucose tolerance : Test. Timed measurement of blood glucose, following a three day preparation, overnight fast and administration of a fixed amount of glucose allows determination of response to Insulin in a non-diabetic patient. It can also be used to diagnose diabetes. ...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?

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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What are the symptoms of insulin resistance syndrome?

Insulin resistance: The symptoms are obesity, high blood sugars in spite of increasing the Insulin dosing if already diagnosed as diabetic and on insulin, thickening and darkening of the skin on the nape of the neck, etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Insulin resistance syndrome?

What are the symptoms of Insulin resistance syndrome?

Insulin resistance: If you can do this on your own please go online and begin to understand insulin resistance. If you go online but don't yet fully understand the problem, please set up an appointment to see your primary doctor as soon as possible. Things should go OK - Please let me know. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for insulin resistance syndrome?

What is the best diet for insulin resistance syndrome?

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 should restrict calories such that they are able to get down to an ideal weight. For most people that means modifying the starches in the diet (bread, rice, potatoes and pasta) since for most of us that is where the most calories in our diet reside. ...Read more

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How prevalent is it to be born with insulin resistance?

How prevalent is it to be born with insulin resistance?

Not that prevalent: Although some people can be born with Insulin Resistance as direct result of Genetics What that means is that you are predisposed to Insulin Resistance and you still can defer the syndrome of Insulin Resistance or Full Blown Diabetes and Metabolic disorder by taking care of your body by Proper eating habits limiting carbs,saturated fats and overeating and life style to prevent Obesity ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of insulin resistance in diabetic?

What are the symptoms of insulin resistance in diabetic?

Increased insulin: Insulin resistance means that the cells are less sensitive to Insulin - so it takes more Insulin keep the blood sugar down than normal. So, symptoms would be of hyperinsulinemia or hyperglycemia if the blood sugar is not controlled. ...Read more

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Does eating small meals 6x/day affect insulin resistance?

Does eating small meals 6x/day affect insulin resistance?

Insulin resistance: Eating six small meals per day keep you full and help you loosing weight and inturn help you reducing Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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