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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

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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16 yrs old pcos patient, on a diet for insulin resistance weight reduction. Its hard to be on track and my craving for chocolate are killing me!

16 yrs old pcos patient, on a diet for insulin resistance weight reduction. Its hard to be on track and my craving for chocolate are killing me!

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 consequence of pcos. Losing weight and staying active, and certain foods/medications can decrease your appetite. Ask your pcp. You have a genetic challenge, so get your head around it, and follow well established guidelines for pcos. ...Read more

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Is a low carb diet for insulin resistance/losing weight okay? I'm focusing on protein, healthy fats and, if any, its healthy carbs (I don't eat bread).

Is a low carb diet for insulin resistance/losing weight okay? I'm focusing on protein, healthy fats and, if any, its healthy carbs (I don't eat bread).

YES: I recommend the paleo diet. If you do have carbs Stacy gluten free WholeApproach. Com. Also vitamins to boost ATP production ubiquinol/ribose/carnitine. I recommend rejuvenation-science. Com. Check them out. Gluten free and vegan ...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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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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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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What is the best diet and workouts for an insulin resistance syndrome patient?

What is the best diet and workouts for an insulin resistance syndrome patient?

Diabetic diet and. .: A diet suitable for a diabetic (it would help to consult a nutritionist), low in carbohydrates, weight loss and increase in physical activity, (any aerobic exercise will do) help in reversing Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Is drinking diet coke healthy if I have insulin resistance?

Is drinking diet coke healthy if I have insulin resistance?

NONE: Know this:all alcohol is sugar.It is a complex carbohydrate that has at least 100 calories per gram. Now that said;some beers brag that they have only "68" calories per can, and"lite" beers are often 100 calories. Give me my 1 oz of vodka over ice for more "bang for my calorie". ...Read more

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My insulin resistance is increased n weight is also increasing. I m trying to conceive also but not yet. Plz guide me a good n balanced diet n medicatio?

My insulin resistance is increased n weight is also increasing. I m trying to conceive also but not yet. Plz guide me a good n balanced diet n medicatio?

Treatment: So you should have your numbers measured with a 2 hours test. Likely you would need some medicines to lower your Insulin and sugars. Also if your periods are not totally regular this may be a sign of an underlying hormone disorder. Likely diet alone is not enough. ...Read more

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Is there a certain diet plan and exercise plan I need to be on with pcos and insulin resistance?

Is there a certain diet plan and exercise plan I need to be on with pcos and insulin resistance?

Go low carb/glycemic: The mediterranean diet, dash diet, and low glycemic diets can all be helpful with weight loss, improving your cholesterol levels, and improving Insulin resistance and really you don't want a diet because that's short term - you want to change your eating habits permanently so look for one of these plans that you can stick with. ...Read more

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Could seroquel (quetiapine) 50-75 mg cause insulin resistance? Even thought I lift heavy weights 6 days/week+ cardio+healthy diet? Do I have to worry?

Could seroquel (quetiapine) 50-75 mg cause insulin resistance? Even thought I lift heavy weights 6 days/week+ cardio+healthy diet? Do I have to worry?

Adverse effects: Like any other drug, seroquel (quetiapine) does have side effects, one of which is promoting diabetes. Seroquel (quetiapine) was FDA approved for the treatment of schizophrenia. However, it has been heavily prescribed "off-label" for other mental conditions. In 2010 a class action law suit was initiated against the manufacturer of seroquel (quetiapine). Refer to
http://www. Aboutlawsuits. Com/seroquel (quetiapine)-951/ for more information. ...Read more

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I have insulin resistance, on glucophage and Viktoza. Eat a low carb diet and exercise, but can’t seem to lose weight. Any new medical treatment?

I have insulin resistance, on glucophage and Viktoza. Eat a low carb diet and exercise, but can’t seem to lose weight. Any new medical treatment?

Are u doin it right?: HI KubashnieP. 1st make sure th@ u’r eatin &exercisin optimally. Ur daily calorie intake nds 2 b such th@ it’s below what u’r using each day. Use an online calorie calculator 4thjs. U also Nd 2 exercise in the optimal range of 65%-70% of ur max heart rate for 30 minutes 3x/week MINIMUM. A dietician and biokineticist wld help u in these regards. Finally, make sure ur condition is adequately managed ...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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Pcos and insulin resistance are correlated what tests could be done to distinguish the insulin resistance in a pcos woman?

Pcos and insulin resistance are correlated what tests could be done to distinguish the insulin resistance in a pcos woman?

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 levels are high even with elevated levels of insulin, you have reached the point of type 2 diabetes. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Pcos woman taking ocp and spironolactone, can ocp and spironolactone affect insulin resistance?

Pcos woman taking ocp and spironolactone, can ocp and spironolactone affect insulin resistance?

You need metformin: To decrease insulin resistance. I hope this helps. If you have more questions contact me on my Virtual Practice at www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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If I was diagnosed with pcos, does that automatically mean I'm insulin resistant? My doctors never mentioned it but I read women with pcos have insulin resistance. How can I know?

If I was diagnosed with pcos, does that automatically mean I'm insulin resistant? My doctors never mentioned it but I read women with pcos have insulin resistance. How can I know?

You are at risk: About 40% with pcos may experience Insulin resistance and eventually become diabetics. The exact relationship is with pcos and Insulin is quite complex biochemically. The key is to keep your weight as low as possible (within the normal range). Every 2.5 lbs changes diabetes risk by 15% so every little bit makes a big difference. How often depends on the individual; your HDL and triglycerides. ...Read more

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My fiance says my vagina is loose every once in a while I'm no CHEATER AT ALL. I have pcos/ insulin resistance and I've tried explaining how a woman's body constantly changes. How can I get him to understand this doesn't come from cheating?

My fiance says my vagina is loose every once in a while I'm no CHEATER AT ALL. I have pcos/ insulin resistance and I've tried explaining how a woman's body constantly changes. How can I get him to understand this doesn't come from cheating?

Vaginal changes: The vagina is a potential space that expands and contracts based upon sexual responses, estrogen presence, and childbirth passages. The fact that your fiance's response was "cheating" shows a lack of knowledge of female anatomy and physiology. If this is your "forever knight in shining armor", a "re-think" of this relationship for the future is in order. ...Read more

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Can a pcos pregnant woman make these test LP-IR Score, HOMA-IR, C-Peptide to detect if pcos is due to insulin resistance?

Can a pcos pregnant woman make these test LP-IR Score, HOMA-IR, C-Peptide to detect if pcos is due to insulin resistance?

Yes, they are all:
blood sample tests, though C-peptide is also checked via 24 hour urine collection. Pregnancy & stage in pregnancy affect physiology & results will likely be somewhat different when not pregnant. Non pregnant results more relevant for long term health. None definitively diagnose PCOS as due to insulin resistance, yet a strong association has long been observed. Rec. Study: http://goo. Gl/ubDC9h. ...Read more

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I am a 38 year old woman with pcos with insulin resistance and impaired glucose tolerance in 2005 I have been take metformin since then I've lost 70 po?

I am a 38 year old woman with pcos with insulin resistance and impaired glucose tolerance in 2005 I have been take metformin since then I've lost 70 po?

Good job: If you have lost 70# you are doing very well. Weight loss has been shown to improve both pcos and Insulin resistance. Check with your doctor - it is possible your Insulin resistance has improved enough you can decrease the dose of metformin. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills worsen insulin resistance in pcos women?

Do birth control pills worsen insulin resistance in pcos women?

They can: Birth control pills may worsen the Insulin resistance. However, there are numerous beneficial effects on bcps in women with pcos (who are not trying to conceive), and they are still recommended. ...Read more

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Does a gestational diabetes in a pcos pregnant woman tell that she is insulin resistance and her pcos is caused by insulin resistance factor?

Does a gestational diabetes in a pcos pregnant woman tell that she is insulin resistance and her pcos is caused by insulin resistance factor?

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 resistance makes the ovarian changes worse and the ovarian changes make insulin resistance worse. It is a chicken and egg kind of thing with PCOS. Hope this explanation is clear. ...Read more

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Hi I am a 23yo female and I have stomach pain and nausea head aches and my urine is greenish with mucus have pcos and insulin resistance?

Hi I am a 23yo female and I have stomach pain and nausea head aches and my urine is greenish with mucus have pcos and insulin resistance?

See your doctor: Please see your doctor to make sure that you don't have urinary tract infection or pyelonephritis. It is common in females, having Insulin resistance can predispose you to infections as well. ...Read more

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What is insulin resistance?

What is insulin resistance?

High insulin: Insulin resistance is a state in which a given concentration of Insulin produces a less-than-expected lowering of blood sugar or that a supra physiological level of Insulin is needed to maintain bs. In many scenarios, ir poses a significant risk factor for developing fatty liver and diabetes. ...Read more

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What's insulin resistance pl.

Insulin resistance: Is a disorder in which the pancreas is making insulin, but the insulin does not work correctly (the body is resistant to the effect of insulin). As a result, the pancreas makes more insulin to compensate, in order to keep the blood sugar normal. This can eventually lead to diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, hypertension, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, and weight gain. ...Read more

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What does insulin resistance mean?

Decreased response: An easy way to think about "insulin resistance" is re-wording it as "decreased responsiveness". Insulin is generally needed to transport glucose (sugar) into cells, such as muscle or fat cells. In diabetes, one of the problems is potentially that these cells have a decreased responsiveness to Insulin and its actions on glucose. ...Read more

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Home remedies for insulin resistance?

Home remedies for insulin resistance?

Low carb diet: Eat a diet that is lower in carbohydrates and avoid simple sugars. To improve insulin sensitivity, get regular cardiovascular exercise. ...Read more

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How do people treat insulin resistance?

How do people treat insulin resistance?

Diet and exercise: Best way to treat Insulin resistance is to lose weight and to increase exercise frequency and duration. Some diabetes medications can also help with Insulin resistance but the most bang for your buck is to lose approx 5-7% of the weight (if overweight/obese) and to increase activity level to at least 30 min of moderate act 5 days/week (per diabetes prevention program data). ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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