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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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Does eating small meals 6x/day affect insulin resistance?

Does eating small meals 6x/day affect insulin resistance?

Insulin resistance: Eating six small meals per day keep you full and help you loosing weight and inturn help you reducing Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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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

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I'm on metformin, lantus (insulin glargine) n novolog. Can i replace the lantus (insulin glargine) n novolog w byetta to help w weight gain n still get the same sugar control?

I'm on metformin, lantus (insulin glargine) n novolog. Can i replace the lantus (insulin glargine) n novolog w byetta to help w weight gain n still get the same sugar control?

Only with supervisio: Please contact your health care professional about making changes in your diabetic therapy. Byetta can be helpful in controlling diabetes, but may not solve your weight gain problem. That should be controlled, under supervision, with diet and exercise. ...Read more

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

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

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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

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How can I beat syndrome x (insulin resistance) through diet?

How can I beat syndrome x (insulin resistance) through diet?

Low carbs: The most successful diet for people with insulin resistance is low carb/low starch diet (South Beach, Zone diet). Any diet that promotes weight loss will help lower insulin resistance. Exercise is also essential to help lose weight and keep it off. ...Read more

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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

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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

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Is insulin resistance the same as hyperinsulinism?

Is insulin resistance the same as hyperinsulinism?

You are correct: Insulin resistance refers to the body needing higher level of Insulin to keep the sugar level down to normal or close to normal. Hyperinsulism = body has higher level of Insulin in circulation at virtually all time. So, the terms are of same meaning, at least with regard to diabetes/Insulin resistant state. If u have concern, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the ideal breakfast for someone with pcos / insulin resistance? Something to promote weight loss/low carb?

What is the ideal breakfast for someone with pcos / insulin resistance? Something to promote weight loss/low carb?

Breakfast: The important thing is not to skip breakfast. Low glycemic diet is important. Omega 3 rather than omega 6, trans fats and saturated fats are important. Fruit, veggies and protein should be an important part of any meal. Also, a morning and afternoon snack with a bit less less food at your meals, ie spread the calories around can also help. ...Read more

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I'm morbidly obese at 496 pounds and I have insulin resistance. Where do I start to reverse both the insulin resistance and the morbid obesity?

I'm morbidly obese at 496 pounds and I have insulin resistance.  Where do I start to reverse both the insulin resistance and the morbid obesity?

Make an appointment: for evaluation by an endocrinolgist with nutrition expertise. Likely you will be placed on a limited or significantly reduced carbohydrate diet. Psychological counseling to help you get to the root of your eating disorder will also be very helpful long term. ...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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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

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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

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Diabetic after whipples. 250mg metformin 3 times a day. Diabetes under control but losing weight after cutting down on carbs.want weight gain?

Diabetic after whipples. 250mg metformin 3 times a day. Diabetes under control but losing weight after cutting down on carbs.want weight gain?

It will be difficult: I'm glad that you're able to control your inevitable diabetes after a Whipples with only a low dose of Metformin. Metformin is also one of the best anti-cancer medications there is--so I encourage you to continue to take it. You'll just need to increase your caloric intake--mostly fat and protein. Appetite enhancers include the antihistamine Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (best taken at night), and the cannabinols. ...Read more

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Insulin resistant severe weight loss. Hypoglycemic many years before diabetic.Causes?

Insulin resistant severe weight loss. Hypoglycemic many years before diabetic.Causes?

Absolute deficiency: Insulin resistance is seen in obesity or being overweight is associated with Insulin resistance state . Insulin basically enhance anabolism( versus catabolic hormones ) and utilization of glucose from all the sources ( fat , carbohydrate and , protein). Severe weight loss is an indicator of Insulin deficiency. This Insulin deficiency should be absolute as in type i or Insulin dependent diabetes. ...Read more

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Why does pcos cause insulin resistance?

Other way around: Insulin resistance comes first, leads to extra Insulin (because of insensitivity), which then acts on the ovaries similar to insulin-like growth-factor (igf), this leads to increased testosterone, which often leads to pcos - hope that helps. ...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. Thomas Namey
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Metabolic Syndrome (Definition)

A cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, high blood-sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels — that occur together, increasing your risk of heart ...Read more