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The Glucose To Insulin Ratio In Insulin Resistance
Fasting insulin 76pmol/l after 75gOral glucose- 1hr-insulin-849pmol/l. 2 hr-864pmol/l
glucose fast 5.4mmol/l
Time to get serious: You have normal glucose tolerance. You're fasting and 2 hr glu is not quite at the level of "impaired". Your insulin levels are on the high side, suggesting insulin resistance. Now is the time to start getting your weight under control, proper diet, and physical activity. Talk to your doctor about your particular situation. ...Read more
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
I recently was told that I had high insulin resistance and low fasting glucose levels. What does this mean?
Pre diabetes: Insulin resistance is the precursor to type 2 diabetes. It is estimated that people who eventually develop diabetes have had Insulin resistance for at least 10-15 yrs beforehand. Obesity, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, and high fasting glucose are indicators of Insulin resistance (if you have at least 3 out of 5). Weight loss and exercise are essential for treating. ...Read more
Varies: The answer depends on many things, including what risk factors you currently have (obesity, metabolic syndrome, family history of diabetes...) just because you have a normal random blood sugar does not rule out Insulin resistance. Your body might keep your bs normal at the expense of very high level of Insulin in early diabetes. You need to measure glucose, Insulin and c-peptide level as a start. ...Read more
3yrs ago had GD in pregnancy with great glucose numbers,lower side always.while breastfeeing hypoglycemia without syptoms.is it insulin resistance?
Gestational diabetes: The tendency for "GD" to occur in pregnancy can be a predictor of later onset of Type 2 diabetes. Hypoglycemia is of course lower blood glucose levels, and "insulin resistance" is a condition which promotes hyperglycemia (increased blood glucose levels). In the future, with a history of "GD", make sure to reduce carbs, exercise and control your weight to avoid onset of Type 2 diabetes. ...Read more
Glucose fasting 80, 60min 168, 120min 119. Insulin fasting 5.25, 60min 42.36, 120min 34.47. HbA1c 5,2%. Impaired glucose tolerance/insulin resistance?
Is it possible to have pcos without insulin resistance on the c-peptide exam (did twice) and glucose levels are always around 84-85.
Wrong test: C-peptide is not a test for Insulin resistance. It is a test to see if you are still making your own insulin, which we knew that you were or else you would have had type 1 diabetes. There is not specific lab test for Insulin resistance, it is an accumulation of other information and findings by your doctor. Insulin resistance with a normal glucose should yield an elevated c-peptide. ...Read more
I am a 38-year-old woman with pcos with insulin resistance and impaired glucose tolerance in 2005 I have been take metformin since then I've lost 70 po?
PCOS with insulin resistance. 26 wks pregnant. Fasting blood sugar each month about 68. Failed one hour glucose 146. Do I have GD or is fail due to IR?
Should a prediabetic use glucose meter to monitor glucose after meals to learn which foods cause hi blood sugar to avoid further insulin resistance?
Maybe but it depends: While your suggestion is not currently part of ada guidelines & recommendations, if it will help you see result of your food choices & help you make better choices, then I think it's reasonable. In truth, your nutritionist can help you develop healthy eating habits w/o using a glucometer. For instance, check out the mediterranean diet. Don't forget to exercise regularly to reduce Insulin resistanc. ...Read more
Consistently high LH level, always high lh:fsh ratio, last result showed 14.4 LH to 6.6 fsh. Do I have insulin resistance or hyperinsulinemia?
Maybe (not) . . .: Can't tell anything about Insulin resistance or hyperinsulinemia by measuring your lh & fsh. When you're young & menstruating, your lh & fsh will vary throughout your cycle. Once you go thru menopause, your lh & fsh remain elevated. If you want to determine if you're resistant to Insulin or have high Insulin levels, just measure fasting insulin. ...Read more
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
Insulin Resistance increses your risk of developing Diabetes and some may call it a Prediabetic stage
So if you treat Insulin resitance with proper nutrition. Exercise, weight loss if obese or over weight, and Metformin if prescribed by your doctor, not smoking and keeping BP under control.
You can defer onset of full-blown Diabetes ...Read more
Most have it!: Insulin resistance is a cause for pcos. Most women with Insulin resistant pcos also have hirsutism (extra facial hair/body hair). The long term consequence is the development of type 2 diabetes. It is part of at broader issue: metabolic syndrome. Insulin is both anabolic, but also inflammatory. Eating much less starch and sugar is key. Treatment with metformin will help. ...Read more
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
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
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
Diet and exercise: The 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
Usually due: To obesity but also infection, steroids, etc. It is that Insulin has a diminished effect on lowering blood sugar by either dumping it into muscle or preventing glucose output from the liver. Both lead to higher sugars and the need for more Insulin to do the job -- thus the name Insulin resistance. ...Read more
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
The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more