Insulin resistance causes and prevention


Insulin resistance is a common, but preventable complication that can lead to diabetes and other life-threatening conditions. This article will help you understand what insulin resistance entails as well as its causes so we’ll know how best to avoid this problem in our future selves!

For now though – let’s say you have prediabetes? You may not even know about it yet because many don’t understand what all symptoms indicate early signs ahead when their condition will develop further down the line.

What is it?

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A hormone made in the pancreas, Insulin allows cells to absorb and use glucose. In people with high levels of resistance (or “insulin sensitivity”), these same body tissues are unable to take up this crucial nutrient properly—a problem that can lead over time to type 2 diabetes if left unchecked

What causes insulin resistance?

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Some people become insulin resistant because of their lifestyle and diet. It’s not just about being overweight or obese, but also have a high carbohydrate intake that can lead to diabetes in some cases! Women who are pregnant often develop gestational diabetes which causes them significant complications including heart disease not only for themselves but the baby too if she has this condition herself while carrying an embryo during pregnancy (which accounts for 10% of birth defects). Polycystic ovary syndrome affects 1 out 5 women between ages 15-35; it could be linked with increasing your chances of getting Type 2 Diabetes by 60%. The primary cause behind type II DM is obesity *overweightness*or belly fat.

Risk factors include:

A family history of diabetes,

Sedentary lifestyle (especially if you are Black or Hispanic)

Age as people get older their risk increases because aging can lead to muscle mass reduction which also happens with poor dieting habits too!


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Lose weight: The study published in September 2019 found that weight loss improved insulin responsiveness and normalized blood glucose levels. This means people who lost a lot of pounds saw an improvement in their diabetes, while those with less drastic changes had the same rates as before losing weight!

To get this great result you need: 1) To focus on incorporating healthy foods into your diet – eat plenty of fruit & vegetables 2). Engage in activity for at least 150 minutes each week- whether it’s brisk walking around town or going hiking 3 days out from weigh-in day.

Eat a low-carb diet: The effects of a low-carb diet on glucose metabolism and insulin resistance are promising. A study conducted in October 2016 by PLoS One found that participants who ate three meals with less than 30 grams each reduced postprandial inflammation more than those whose diets included unlimited carbs. It is not yet clear if this will lead to other health benefits, but it’s at least worth trying out for yourself!


Now you know what it is, how it happens, and maybe even who is more likely to develop it, the only thing left to do is make sure your insulin levels stay in check by adopting a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise and eating the right types of foods.

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