Insulin Resistant or Not

by Angelo Keryniotis
(Sydney, NSW, Australia)

That is the question, my doctor says I am not, but my dietician says I am and after reading your article I am convinced to do the test.

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Thank you for explaining IR

by GPM
(Australia)

Thank you for this website. It explains what IR is, how it comes about and what you can take and do to prevent it. Very informative and helpful advice.

Thank you very much!

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Very Helpful Information

by Kris
(Ithaca, NY, USA)

I just finished reading through your website to learn about insulin resistance. I knew it must have something to do with diabetes, but didn't not know how it was connected. Nor did I realize that Type 2 diabetes is actually insulin resistance.

My daughter has recently been diagnosed with insulin resistance which helps to explain some of the physical problems that she has been experiencing over the last year. I knew it had to be related to her diet but did not know what she needed to add to make her life better. Now I know!

I am so thankful for the knowledge that you have already imparted to me. I plan to be sure that my daughter reads your site also. I am also looking forward to reading your book about losing weight. We both need that information written where we can see it frequently.

You have probably just set two people on a path to better health and feeling better. Thank you again!

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Insulin Resistance Information
by: Steve

Hi Kris,

Great to hear from you and thanks for your comments. I sincerely hope the information on the site helps you and your daughter achieve your physical goals as well as help your daughter overcome insulin resistance.

Having the opportunity to be able to share the knowledge I have been lucky enough to acquire over the years with as many people as possible has been one of my life goals. The internet has given me the best opportunity to do this.

Once again, thanks again for your feedback and all the very best for the future.

Regards,

Steve.

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cinnamon

by jackie
(menomonie, WI, USA)

I've definitely found cinnamon to help control blood sugar, especially w/ pms.

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This is great to get people to think about insulin resistance, but..

Insulin resistance is so often overlooked because there is no set of symptoms OR tests that uncover the "smoking gun."

Insulin resistance means that the body's cells have developed an abnormally high insulin utilization threshold. Insulin is like the "key that unlocks the cell's door" to let the glucose in so that it can be converted into energy. With insulin resistance, it is as if this "door" becomes "worn-out" and it gets harder and harder to force it open. Eventually, however, the door does crack open and the glucose floods in. The problem is that it starts to take more and more insulin to make the door budge. Thus, increasing insulin resistance is more often manifest in a roller-coaster of blood sugar utilization so that the sufferer will suddenly experience hypoglycemia-like symptoms such as crushing fatigue and muscle weakness, brain fog, shaking/trembling, excessive thirst, blurred vision, and headaches. The symptoms may, as a result, ebb and flow throughout the day.

This makes the fasting glucose test an unreliable indicator of insulin resistance; it is a better indicator of insulin production failure, which is, of course, diabetes.

The presence of "high levels" of triglycerides is the most over-hyped and misused concept in diagnostic medicine. No one really knows what "too high" is or even if there is such a thing as "too high." Virtually all the studies about cholesterol have been done by (or funded by) Big Pharma which has a vast financial interest in selling statins and other "cholesterol controlling" drugs. There is simply no proof that "high cholesterol" is a disease vector, and it is very possibly nothing more a symptom of other conditions. There is so much propaganda floating around now that it is unlikely that we will ever know the truth. Suffice it to say that it is possible to have a high level of insulin resistance and not have "high" cholesterol -- and vice versa. Your cholesterol level will tell you exactly nothing about your condition.

Likewise, your blood pressure is not an indicator of insulin resistance. There are simply too many factors that can influence your consistent blood pressure levels. Again, it is possible to have normal blood pressure and still suffer from a high level of insulin resistance.

Finally, we really don't know if insulin resistance causes central trunk obesity (belly fat) or if central trunk obesity causes insulin resistance. It is certain, however, that the two go hand-in-hand.

IMHO, the "ebb-and-flow" of hypoglycemic-like symptoms and the presence of central trunk obesity are the strongest indicators of insulin resistance. If you don't have these two indicators, you should cast a wider net in search of answers for the rest of your symptoms.

If you do have high insulin resistance, trying to control your weight will be an abnormally difficult struggle. Of course, the first and best treatment is increasing your exercise levels and reducing the mix of simple carbohydrates in your diet. This is beneficial in many ways and will have a positive effect in lowering your insulin utilization threshold. Unfortunately, in my experience, insulin resistance causes incredible exercise fatigue; even brief activity requires annoying recovery periods of motionless rest. It can make physical exercise not only extremely difficult, but downright painful. This is the real cost of this disorder.

Along with struggling to get more exercise, I personally recommend trying the use of some kind of cinnimon supplement; you can also try adding Resveratrol and Alpha Lipoic Acid supplements, (YMMV). These can all be had on-line, at larger drug stores, and vitamin supplement stores -- and you don't need to buy the expensive brands. If you are overweight -- especially if you have central trunk obesity -- and this isn't enough, ask your doctor about non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, premature puberty (if the sufferer is a child), or polycystic ovary syndrome (if the sufferer is female).

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Great Information

by Maree
(Traralgon)

Thanks for the info on insulin resistance it's really hard to get practical and easy to understand information on this subject.

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Didn't know what was wrong

by Chloe
(Melbourne, Australia)

HI,

I recently thought something must be going wrong with my body. I fell asleep after dinner in about 10 minutes and have been feeling tired alot. I even went on a diet and put another 2cm on around my waist after stopping all alcohol and junk food. I still kept hunting in the cupboard.

Hmmm... I thought something is up here. Thanks for providing me with information to get my weight down and live a fit, enjoyable life from here on in.

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Hi Chloe,

I'm pleased that I could help you shed some light on what was going on. Hopefully you're getting back on track now and are heading in the right direction towards your weight-loss goal!

All the very best!

Regards,

Steve.

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Thank you

by Jo Singh
(NSW Australia)

I have just been advised I am insulin resistant and your video was very informative.

Thanks,
JO

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