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Dr. Michael Moran
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Insulin Resistance Syndrome (Overview)

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 organs and reduced longevity.


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What are the symptoms of insulin resistance syndrome?

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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Dr. Michael Moran
257 doctors shared insights

Insulin Resistance Syndrome (Overview)

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 organs and reduced longevity.


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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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Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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What is the treatment for insulin resistance syndrome?

What is the treatment for insulin resistance syndrome?

Low glycemic foods: Focus on low glycemic foods preferably all natural and try to avoid artificial sweeteners, diet products and sugar free products. ...Read more

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How likely can one get insulin resistance when not having any of the risk factors?

Insulin Resistance: This diagnosis implies obesity or over eating carbohydrates and sugars. If you have a tendency genetically to diabetes then this may be a sign of that. But, if you have no common risk factors than genetics may be to blame. ...Read more

Dr. Felix Toro Dr. Toro
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Learn about your condition
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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 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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Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
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See a vein specialist
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What is the treatment for insulin resistance syndrome?

Low glycemic foods: Focus on low glycemic foods preferably all natural and try to avoid artificial sweeteners, diet products and sugar free products. ...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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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

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Monitor your weight and review your diet daily.
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Blend exercises which make sense into your daily routine
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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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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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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Try to notice and avoid precipitating factors
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Start a trial of increased dietary fiber
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See your PMD or gastroenterologist if symptoms persist
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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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What is the treatment for insulin resistance syndrome?

Low glycemic foods: Focus on low glycemic foods preferably all natural and try to avoid artificial sweeteners, diet products and sugar free products. ...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. Thomas Namey
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Metabolic Syndrome (Definition)

A cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, high blood-sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels — that occur together, increasing your risk of heart ...Read more