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Doctor insights on: Insulin Resistance Vs Diabetes 2

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I have checked artificial sweeteners cause insulin resistance and may lead to diabetes 2.Is same true for natural sweetner Stevia.. long term hazards?

I have checked artificial sweeteners cause insulin resistance and may lead to diabetes 2.Is same true for natural sweetner Stevia.. long term hazards?

Stevia: Stevia appears safe for long term use. It is derived from natural sources, has no calories or raise blood sugar.and shouldn't cause insulin resistance. Just make sure to buy reliable brands which pass inspections. ...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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I have insulin dependent Diabetes 2 and often get Leg Cramps?

I have insulin dependent Diabetes 2 and often get Leg Cramps?

Leg Cramps: have no "preference" for patients with TYPE 2 DM they are "universal" and often occur without any disorder along with them. Fortunately they seem to respond to several medications which your Primary Care Provider can try and one YOU can obtain OTC BENADRYL (diphenhydramine) comes in 25 mgm tablets (capsules) Try 2 at bed time and if that doesn't help try three! Make sure at bedtime since Benadryl (diphenhydramine) =sleepiness Z ...Read more

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Is there a cure for insulin resistance? Does it mean you will develop diabetes? I am in my late teens

Is there a cure for insulin resistance?  Does it mean you will develop diabetes? I am in my late teens

Yes: I do not use the word cure. Insulin resistance is most commonly initiated by sweet "junk" inluding sweeteners like aspartame. You are a candidate for type ii diabetes if not there already. The body heals itself if you pay attention to using what i call god made food and leave the man made food alone. ...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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Are there any alternative to treat diabetes, high blood sugar and insulin resistance problems?

Are there any alternative to treat diabetes, high blood sugar and insulin resistance problems?

Lifestyle change : Even for patients on medication for diabetes or metabolic syndrome, a healthy diet accompanied by weight loss, exercise, and quality sleep (or treated obstructive sleep apnea), is the key to getting back on track. For those already on medication, doctors may even be able to decrease doses once the effects of lifestyle change start happening. A healthy lifestyle involves a lifelong commitment. ...Read more

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A recent blood test showed I have mild insulin resistance. What can I do to avoid developing diabetes? I am underweight, do not smoke or drink.

A recent blood test showed I have mild insulin resistance. What can I do to avoid developing diabetes? I am underweight, do not smoke or drink.

Exercise, low carbs: To some extent diabetes, or the predisposition to develop it are genetic so at some point you may develop diabetes. The best things you can do now are to exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet that is low in carbohydrates. Avoid or minimize processed foods, sweets and starchy foods like bread, rice, potatoes, pasta. Learn about low glycemic index foods and use them instead of sweets. ...Read more

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Please offer some advice on diabetes with insulin resistance?

Diet, exercise: The most important treatments for both diabetes and Insulin resistance is to be on a low carbohydrate/starch diet, and do as much exercise as possible to help promote weight loss. If these do not prove to be successful, the addition of metformin can be helpful. ...Read more

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What's the difference between insulin resistance and diabetes? Can someone who has insulin resistance not have diabetes?

What's the difference between insulin resistance and diabetes? Can someone who has insulin resistance not have diabetes?

Beta cells: Many people have Insulin resistance. Most obese people are Insulin resistant, as well as a lot of normal weight people, especially if you have a family hist of diabetes. However, many are not diabetic because their pancreatic b-cells make up for it by making lots of insulin. T2 diabetes occurs when that compensatory b-cell surge in Insulin resistant people starts to wane. ...Read more

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Do anti-psychotics cause changes in insulin resistance, diabetes, or other metabolic disorders when they have been discontinued ?

Do anti-psychotics cause changes in insulin resistance, diabetes, or other metabolic disorders when they have been discontinued ?

Definitely: All the the major anti-psychotics can cause severe increases in Insulin resistance, leading to weight gain and worsening of (or predisposition to) diabetes. ...Read more

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Once diagnosed with insulin resistance can one improve insulin sensitivity as a healthy person and never develop diabetes?eat low carb diet

Once diagnosed with insulin resistance can one improve insulin sensitivity as a healthy person and never develop diabetes?eat low carb diet

Insulin resistance: Yes, this can be reversed w/diet and lifestyle changes. Please see your doctor and ask him/her about a low carb higher good fat food plan. Cinnamon on your food can help as can a supplement called chromium but ask your doc. If you are overweight, the low carb plan will help you loose weight. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there an association between pcos, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and pregnancy?

Is there an association between pcos, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and pregnancy?

Yes: Pregancy can trigger a type of diabetes called gestational diabetes. Normally is goes away after delivery. Try to keep your weight under control. If you have Insulin resistance try injecting in different sites: left arm right arm , stomach in different areas before increasin your dose. Speak to your doctor about this for advice. Diabetes is best comanaged by you and your health care provider. ...Read more

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36f slight elevated testosterone no diabetes or insulin resistance elevated cortisol Given metformin, hesitant bc No other abn labs or issue, help pls?

36f slight elevated testosterone no diabetes or insulin resistance elevated cortisol Given metformin, hesitant bc No other abn labs or issue, help pls?

Metformin: Based on what I read I don't understand why metformin was prescribed. Please discuss this with your primary doctor. I would appreciate it if you let me know how things go. ...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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Have been told I have diabetes 2 it is 7.3 is this bad?

Have been told I have diabetes 2  it is 7.3 is this bad?

Mild diabetes: A hba1c of 7.3 is in the diabetic range, and means that average blood sugars are in the mid to upper 100s. You certainly want to treat this through diet, exercise, weight loss if you are overweight. You may need medication but diet and exercise are still most important. ...Read more

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I have burning on my feets I have high sugar diabetes 2?

I have burning on my feets I have high sugar diabetes 2?

Possible neuropathy: Neuropathy can happen as a result of trauma, or nerve damage due to the consumption of alcohol or certain medications. Symptoms can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause in order to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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If I have diabetes 2 can I take vi shape protein?

If I have diabetes 2 can I take vi shape protein?

Possible: Research shows vi shaped protein will help to loose weight and okay to use in diabetes. ...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