When a person suffers from insulin resistance, they soon are going to have prediabetes, type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome. However, it can be prevented by staying physically active, losing extra weight and in some cases by taking prescription drug metformin.
A hormone that controls the blood sugar levels in the body is known as insulin. If a person suffers from insulin resistance, their body stops responding to the insulin it makes in the way it should. This makes the blood sugar levels go high in the body and as a result the pancreases has to make more insulin to have a balanced blood sugar level in the body.
Identifying insulin resistance by the way you feel can be difficult. Only a blood test can determine the level of blood sugar in your body. Similarly, you wouldn’t know if you have other conditions which are part of insulin resistance until you have seen a doctor. These other conditions include high blood pressure, low level of good cholesterol and high triglycerides.
If you suffer from insulin resistance, some simple lifestyle changes can help you cope with the condition. Following are some of them:
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