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]
- High blood sugar levels.
- Fatigue, and sleepiness, especially after meals.
- Brain fogginess and inability to focus (can't think clearly).
- Weight gain, fat storage, difficulty losing weight.
- Increased blood pressure.
- Increased thirst and hunger.
Lifestyle self-treatment[change | change source]
Standard medical test[change | change source]
- Blood sugar level test after 12 hours starvation.