Top
20
Doctor insights on: Link Insulin Resistance Vision

Share
1

1
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Michael Moran
263 doctors shared insights

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


4

4
My glucose level high in spite of 60 u of lantus (insulin glargine) insulin 60u of novo rapid insulin 2000mg of metformin?

My glucose level  high in spite  of 60 u of lantus (insulin glargine) insulin 60u of novo rapid  insulin  2000mg of metformin?

Reevaluate: You might need another agent and work with your dietician to formulate a doable eating plan as well as see your exercise specialist to develop a program for you. Also make sure the areas that you are injecting do not have scars, knots... ...Read more

5

5
Can gastro problems cause disturbance to blood sugar. Insulin resistant & increased challenge to reg/stabilize BG levels- related?

Can gastro problems cause disturbance  to blood sugar. Insulin resistant & increased challenge to reg/stabilize BG levels- related?

Gi problems: In my experience gastrointestinal disorders per se rarely cause significant swings in blood sugar except in dumping syndrome where foods are abnormally and too swiftly emptied out of the stomach into the small intestine causing sweats and metabolic alterations. Gastroparesis where the stomach empties too slowly causes gastric upset rather than major swings in blood sugar. Other MD's may disagree. ...Read more

7

7
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

9

9
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

11

11
Hi, diabetic, hypertens, on lantus (insulin glargine) and amaryl 2x3 glucophage5oox4, novonorm2x3 , A1c 9.7 cannot do more excercise due to arthralgia and oa chages ?

Hi, diabetic, hypertens, on lantus (insulin glargine) and amaryl 2x3 glucophage5oox4, novonorm2x3      , A1c 9.7    cannot do more excercise due to arthralgia and oa chages ?

WEIGHT LOSS CRUCIAL: WEIGHT LOSS IS CRUCIAL : I recommend a gluten free diet &WHOLEAPPROACH.COM/GUTBLISS.COM. If you have any sleep issues I would recommend as sleep study, there is a high overlap of sleep apnea and diabetes. Also I use Topamax (topiramate) in the evening for my diabetic patients it help with sleep/weight loss & improves insulin receptor sensitivity. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
12

12
Will nutrasweet affect insulin resistance?

Will nutrasweet affect insulin resistance?

Insulin resistance: Nutrasweet is two amino acids. I have seen no papers relating the two. Most common cause for Insulin resistance is obesity. The use of sugar substitute is first step in improvement. ...Read more

13

13
Changing insulin from humalog (insulin lispro) to novolog - any effect?

Changing insulin from humalog (insulin lispro) to novolog - any effect?

Congratulations: Great move. Well, NovoLog is quicker acting but also quicker getting out of your system. So make sure you eat as soon as you inject. As with any insulin, proper close titration is necessary to avoid hypoglycemia and wild fluctuations in your sugar levels. Overall, best short acting Insulin on the market at present, and the most physiologic. ...Read more

14

14
Does insulin resistance lead to kidney disease?

Does insulin resistance lead to kidney disease?

Not really: It is not Insulin resistance that causes kidney disease but instead poorly controlled diabetes. The most common causes of kidney failure in the us are diabetes, high blood pressure, and age. Many patients with Insulin resistance have difficult to control diabetes and thus are more likely to be poorly controlled and therefore more likely to develop kidney disease. ...Read more

15

15
Hypoglycemia documented with glucose meter and ogtt, gained 10kg in 1 year, no diabetes, hunger, dizziness, exercise intolerance, glycogen issues.

Hypoglycemia documented with glucose meter and ogtt, gained 10kg in 1 year, no diabetes, hunger, dizziness, exercise intolerance, glycogen issues.

Sorry!: Sorry. Hypoglyciemia is very uncommon in people without diabetes. Meters are not accurate and do not confirm the diagnosis nor are ogts. Ask your doctor to allow you to wear a continous glucose sensor-ipro for 3 days. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Insulin 64 after high carbs and glucose 54 & hypokalemia. I'm hypokalemic PP diagnosed but wonder if congenital hyperinsulin can cause low potassium?

Insulin 64 after high carbs and glucose 54 & hypokalemia. I'm hypokalemic PP diagnosed but wonder if congenital hyperinsulin can cause low potassium?

Insulin and carbs: Rachel, I wish I could help you but your comments are unclear. What do you mean by "insulin 64" and glucose 54? Have you been told that you have "congenital hyper-insulin"? In that case your doctor would have referred you to a surgeon. If you can, please give me some more information. ...Read more

17

17
Type 1 diabetic actively exercising & healthy eating looking for right lantus (insulin glargine) dose.

Lantus (insulin glargine) dose: Hi. I applaud you for your healthy lifestyle and dedication to tight diabetes control. Finding the right Lantus (insulin glargine) dose can be trickier than people think, especially for an active type 1. I was on Lantus (insulin glargine) for about 6 years before going on CGM in 2006. CGM is THE perfect way to find the right Lantus (insulin glargine) dose, but not everyone uses CGM yet. Do you? My guess is no, or you'd have dialed in the right Lant dose ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Basal glucose =81 mg/dl but insuline =38 mU/ml (insuline/glucose > 0,3 ). Symptoms of ipoglycemia... How to exclude an insulinoma? Ultrasound?thanks!

Hypoglycemia: To diagnose insulinoma, you need to demonstrate inappropriately high insulin/C-peptide when your glucose is low. A glu of 81 is not low, it is normal. You have symptoms of hypo, but these symptoms are often from something else. Insulinoma is rare. Do not start getting CT/ultrasound etc until you establish the biochemical diagnosis first. An Endocrinologist can help you. ...Read more

19

19
Does Lantus (insulin glargine) Insuline inyections cause weight gain?

Does Lantus (insulin glargine) Insuline inyections cause weight gain?

Lantus (insulin glargine): I am assuming that your insulin injections have been started not long ago. Injections should not cause weight gain but there is a more important issue. Type 2 diabetes can and should be corrected such that you no longer have diabetes. Insulin injections should not cause weight gain. With that in mind, talk to your doctor about diabetes and also have a dietitian help you with your weight. ...Read more

20

20
My bl sugar level drops to 50 3 h after eating,normal insulin, c-peptide, liver enzymes' levels,family history of diabetes,is it reactive hypoglycemia?

My bl sugar level drops to 50 3 h after eating,normal insulin, c-peptide, liver enzymes' levels,family history of diabetes,is it reactive hypoglycemia?

Reactive hypoglycemi: yes. It is. Whenever you eat ready sugars or simple sugars( made with table sugar, juices) your body releases lots of insulin . Your sugars get absorbed mostly from stmach and there is still insulin in the blood that continue to lower your sugar.you should avoid ready sugars and take more complex carbs. Along with proteins. You most likely will be developing diabetes in near future. So watch !! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

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
1,727 doctors shared insights

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