Insulin resistance

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Insulin resistance is a serious condition in which insulin becomes less able to lower the level of sugar in the blood. If the blood glucose level is above normal for a long time, this can lead to major health problems.

Insulin resistance often leads to the development of certain types of diabetes mellitus, especially type 2 diabetes or latent autoimmune diabetes of adults. A condition called 'metabolic syndrome' is strongly tied to insulin resistance.

Signs and symptoms[change | change source]

  1. High blood sugar levels.
  2. Fatigue, and sleepiness, especially after meals.
  3. Brain fogginess and inability to focus (can't think clearly).
  4. Weight gain, fat storage, difficulty losing weight.
  5. Increased blood pressure.
  6. Increased thirst and hunger.

Lifestyle self-treatment[change | change source]

  1. Eat less carbohydrates, and very much less direct sugar.
  2. Take more exercise, long walks, activity.

Standard medical test[change | change source]

  1. Blood sugar level test after 12 hours starvation.