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Insulin Resistant Diabetes
Is being insulin resistant an easy thing to diagnose? Been checked for diabetes, sugar levels ok.Does that necessarily mean i'm not insulin resistant?
Insulin resistance: Insulin resistance is the underlying pathology of most type 2 diabetics and is a common consequence of obesity. It can be diagnosed by a glucose tolerance test. Other characteristics of diabetes can be measured, such as hemoglobin a1c and fasting glucose, triglyceride, body mass index, waist circumference. Insulin resistance is also seen in polycystic ovary syndrome. ...Read more
No: All of people with diabetes type 2, have insulin resistance , but to have Clinical diagnosis of diabetes needs fasting blood sugar of 126 or above .a lot if people may have insulin resistance now but it will take them a while to develope the clinical diagnosis of diabetes. It is safe to say that the majority of over weight people have insulin resistance but not all have diabetes type 2. ...Read more
Depends: The answer depends on the individual's characteristics and circumstances. Some people need Insulin right away while others might never need to be on Insulin and can be on orals forever. In general, the more weight you lose, the more active you are, the less likely you will need Insulin as your sole treatment. ...Read more
I suffer from acanthrosis nigricans on my underarms and groin only. I got checked for diabetes, but it was normal. Could I just be insulin resistant?
Acanthosis: is a common indicator of insulin resistance. You may not have diabetes yet, but it's a gradual progression from obesity to insulin resistance to glucose intolerance to prediabetes to diabetes. It's all the same disease, no matter what name you give it. Lose weight now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A diet to: Reduce Insulin resistance needs to restrict calories to below what you burn up with activity. That's basically a diet for someone with Insulin resistance, prediabetes or diabetes, but there may be more specifics needed as you go further, due to blood pressure, lipids, kidney disease, etc. ...Read more
If u have diabetes and everything u take for it pills or insulin injections and blood sugar still high could u b insulin resistant?
Possibly: Taking medication appropriately, diet, exercise, quality sleep, and other medical conditions play into this also. Please discuss with your doctor. The patient needs a thorough evaluation by the physician, if not already done so, to appropriately figure this out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Insulin resistance: In patients with type 2 dm , Insulin resistance is one of the factors in addition to decreasing Insulin production. There are what are called Insulin receptors in the cells that Insulin attaches itself for its action. These receptors are down regulated or less in number. Sometimes, increasing the dose of Insulin may not work always because of this reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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