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Is there a link between insulin resistance and vision loss?

Is there a link between insulin resistance and vision loss?

Not by itself: The strongest link is between elevated or fluctuating blood sugars and blurred vision. Unstable blood sugars cause fluid shifts in the eye's lens which in turn causes vision instability. Prolonged high blood sugar can cause damage to the small blood vessels in the film layer (retina), which can lead to permanent vision loss. ...Read more

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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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My TSH is around 3. Fatigue, low energy. Have PCOS and insulin resistance. Can I be suffering from hypothyroidism? Is there a link with metformin?

My TSH is around 3. Fatigue, low energy. Have PCOS and insulin resistance. Can  I be suffering from hypothyroidism? Is there a link with metformin?

Thyroid: Most US laboratories will report a TSH of 3 as "normal," but most endocrinologists in 2014 consider normal or be under "roughly" 2.5 (dissenting opinions welcome.) It's so close you might get different opinions from different doctors whether this makes you hypothyroid or not, but it's a close call either way. There is no association between metformin and thyroid function. ...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.

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?

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?

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

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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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How can I make insulin resistance go away?

How can I make insulin resistance go away?

Lifestyle, drugs: Hi. Healthy lifestyle with weight loss may make insulin resistance go away. Also, there are a number of drugs that target insulin resistance directly, or affect insulin resistance by causing weight loss. ...Read more

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Is insulin resistance reversible? if so, how?

YES!: Yes, but it is under your control. Drastically change your diet to minimize any processed foods, avoid gluten and dairy. Exercise often - both aerobic activity and strengthening such as yoga. Good luck! ...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. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more