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Can someone who is insulin resistant develop a diabetic foot?

Can someone who is insulin resistant develop a diabetic foot?

Diabetic foot: Type ii diabetes is associated with Insulin resistance. Yes, type ii diabetics develop complications with their nerves and arteries that can allow them to develop a diabetic foot. ...Read more

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A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more


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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?

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

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If you are insulin resistant does that mean you are type 2 diabetic?

If you are insulin resistant does that mean you are type 2 diabetic?

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

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How long can you take?Diabetic?Tablets before you become resistant and need insulin?

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

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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?

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 more

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How can an insulin resistant diet differ from a diabetic diet?

How can  an insulin resistant diet differ from a diabetic diet?

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

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If u have diabetes and everything u take for it pills or insulin injections and blood sugar still high could u b insulin resistant?

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 more

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How come patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 are insulin resistant?

How come patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 are insulin resistant?

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 more

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Can metformin cause dizzy spells and loss of balance? Not diabetic. Taking it for insulin resistant pcos. So dizzy i've actually fallen a few times

Though not : A prominent side effect it can happen both as an adverse reaction from the medication, but also from a rapid change in your blood sugar which is unusual but occurs. Discuss with the prescribing doctor as this sounds severe for you. ...Read more

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