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What is INSULIN RESISTANCE? What does INSULIN RESISTANCE mean? INSULIN RESISTANCE meaning - INSULIN RESISTANCE definition - INSULIN RESISTANCE explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... license. Insulin resistance (IR) is a pathological condition in which cells fail to respond normally to the hormone insulin. The body produces insulin when glucose starts to be released into the bloodstream from the digestion of carbohydrates in the diet. Normally this insulin response triggers glucose being taken into body cells, to be used for energy, and inhibits the body from using fat for energy. The concentration of glucose in the blood decreases as a result, staying within the normal range even when a large amount of carbohydrates is consumed. When the body produces insulin under conditions of insulin resistance, the cells are resistant to the insulin and are unable to use it as effectively, leading to high blood sugar. Beta cells in the pancreas subsequently increase their production of insulin, further contributing to a high blood insulin level. This often remains undetected and can contribute to a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes or latent autoimmune diabetes of adults. Although this type of chronic insulin resistance is harmful, during acute illness it is actually a well-evolved protective mechanism. Recent investigations have revealed that insulin resistance helps to conserve the brain's glucose supply by preventing muscles from taking up excessive glucose. Insulin resistance should even be strengthened under harsh metabolic conditions such as pregnancy, during which the expanding fetal brain demands more glucose. People who develop type 2 diabetes usually pass through earlier stages of insulin resistance and prediabetes, although those often go undiagnosed. Insulin resistance is a syndrome (a set of signs and symptoms) resulting from reduced insulin action; it is also part of a larger constellation of symptoms called the metabolic syndrome. Insulin resistance may also develop in patients who have recently experienced abdominal or bariatric procedures. This acute form of insulin resistance that may result post-operatively tends to increase over the short-term with sensitivity to insulin typically returning to patients after about five days.

Diagnosing Insulin Resistance: Q&a With Researchers

Over the past few years researchers have described a strong association between insulin resistance and laminitis in equines. They are working now on defining standard testing protocols and interpretations to identify horses at highest risk for laminitis. Many questions remain unanswered. How should insulin resistance be defined and diagnosed? How do researchers interpret test results? Can blood tests alone determine the risk of our horse or pony to get laminitis? Until they have more solid science to configure a standard definition of equine insulin resistance, those attempting to define it might find themselves in the same predicament as the proverbial group of blind men describing an elephant. A study in the United States showed that laminitis affected 2% of all horses, with the incidence going up to 5% in spring, which is when grass sugars peak. The ability to identify high risk animals before laminitis strikes is essential, as this can allow caretakers to implement appropriate management practices to prevent it. Sinking or rotation of the coffin bone requires treatment and rehabilitation regimes that can be difficult, long, expensive, and emotionally draining. Even then, the tr Continue reading >>

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    Insulin Resistance levels question...

    Hello all,
    I'm new here. I was recently (approximately 3.5 weeks ago diagnosed with having insulin resistance (and it all started by going to the dermatologist). This summer turned out to be brutal to my face and I was getting cyst like acne on my chin. From basic google searches I suspected that it might be PCOS, and when I went to the dermatologist and he ordered some tests including blood tests to check my insulin and an ultra sound, I was diagnosed with PCOS due to Insulin Resistance. A little background on me. I'm 28 (soon to be 29), around 5'3" and have been the same weight for more than 10 years (125lbs to 130lbs). Now I've always been non-active per se. From time to time, I would exercise, in the past couple of years the most exercise I've done is walk to the subway, and back so you could say I led a sedentary lifestyle and often skipped meals, eating only once a day, usually late at night (horrible, I know). I was the kind of person that actually lost weight by eating chocolate. I've read a lot of information everywhere, and how to hopefully take control of your diet so I won't get diabetes. My grandmother on my dad's side has it. And in early 2010, I went to my doctor to get tested for diabetes as I thought I might have it (rapid weight loss for no reason - did I mention I'm a bit of a hypochondriac?) but everything came out normal. So far from everything I'm reading, I'm not finding much information on lean people (I would consider myself average weight - not necessarily lean) but my doctor still wants me to get down to 114 pounds. I've been eating mostly veggies, fruits, and protein and healthy grains such as quinoa. I've also been exercising (walking at first, i've started to incorporate jogging) and pilates. Do to my previous lifestyle, I can assume those choices being key factors in my diagnosis, I just happen to have a good metabolism therefore didn't really gain weight. But all of my "fat", which there is, is centered around my belly.
    When they did the blood tests for the insulin, I know the normal is 2.6-24.9, and mine came out at 32.27 (obviously higher than normal) but does anybody know how bad that is? I am not finding any information regarding this.
    Also, I was sick with a crazy cough/cold when they did the blood tests and even though I didn't eat anything prior, I vaguely remember taking a cough drop right before the blood tests. Would that have affected it? This was a one time test, no wait 2 hrs and take more blood. I'm still trying to learn so much but there is so much information out there. I am also on glucophagen (metformin) to help the IR for the PCOS. I'm hoping with meds, exercise and eating healthy I can really prevent diabetes.
    Thanks so much in advance
    Vanessa

  2. furball64801

    Hi and welcome to DD just a few things, your headed in the right direction but remember fruits raise bs so do not overdue it. The walking can do wonders for you, your IR might be helped by losing weight my mom and aunt were very thin type 2s my aunt is still alive and all of 85 lbs but she is pretty short. Give the glucophage about a month it should help, if you get stomach upset let the doc know about it. I also have to tell you there are thousands of opinions on diabetes just use your meter to tell you how foods and exercise affects you.

  3. Nicoletti

    Originally Posted by Vanessa05
    When they did the blood tests for the insulin, I know the normal is 2.6-24.9, and mine came out at 32.27 (obviously higher than normal) but does anybody know how bad that is? I am not finding any information regarding this. Vanessa, what was the name of the test that was done? You should be able to easily search for info based on the name of the lab test.

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What Causes Antibiotic Resistance | What Is Antibiotic Resistance | How To Stop Antibiotic Resistance - Bacterial Resistance - Antibiotic Awareness Week. Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today. It is estimated that 5,000 deaths are caused every year in England because antibiotics no longer work for some infections and this figure is set to rise with experts predicting that in just over 30 years antibiotic resistance will kill more people than cancer and diabetes combined. Antibiotics help ward off infections during chemotherapy, caesarean sections and other surgery. They also treat serious bacterial infections, such as pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis, but they are being used for everyday viral infections, such as colds or flu, where they are not effective. Taking antibiotics encourages harmful bacteria that live inside you to become resistant. That means that antibiotics may not work when you really need them. The overuse of antibiotics in recent years means they're becoming less effective and has led to the emergence of "superbugs". These are strains of bacteria that have developed resistance to many different types of antibiotics HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY: If you or a family member are feeling unwell, have a cold or flu and you havent been prescribed antibiotics, here are some effective self-care ways to help you feel better: Ask your pharmacist to recommend medicines to help with symptoms or pain. Get plenty of rest. Make sure you or your child drink enough to avoid feeling thirsty. Fever is a sign the body is fighting the infection and usually gets better by itself in most cases. You can use paracetamol if you or your child are uncomfortable as a result of a fever. Make sure to use a tissue for your nose and wash your hands frequently to avoid spreading your infection to family and friends. HOW LONG SHOULD YOUR SYMPTOMS LAST FOR? Here are a few guidelines to help you judge how long some common illnesses and symptoms should last for: Earache (middle ear infection) most people are better by 8 days Sore throat most people are better by 78 days Sinusitis (adults only) most people are better by 1421 days Cold most people are better by 14 days Cough or bronchitis most people are better by 21 days Want to see more videos about everything health and pharmacy? Let me know in the comments below. Subscribe for new videos https://www.youtube.com/c/AbrahamTheP... LET'S CONNECT: http://facebook.com/AbrahamThePharmacist http://instagram.com/AbrahamThePharma... https://www.linkedin.com/in/AbrahamTh... https://plus.google.com/u/4/109698449... https://twitter.com/AbrahamThePharm https://www.AbrahamThePharmacist.com https://www.youtube.com/c/AbrahamTheP... ABOUT ME: Prescribing Media Pharmacist | Bringing Science Through New Film Every Monday | Extreme Optimist I'm a British - Persian - Iranian prescribing media pharmacist who loves science, making videos and helping people. I work in both GP surgeries and community pharmacy. DISCLAIMER: This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other health care professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. KEYWORDS: What causes antibiotic resistance What is antibiotic resistance How to stop antibiotic resistance Antibiotic awareness week Antibiotics and resistance Bacterial resistance to antibiotics Are antibiotics no longer working Are antibiotics not working as well Antibiotic resistance Whats antibiotic resistance Stop antibiotic resistance Stop bacterial resistance Antibiotic resistance explained simply Why do we get antibiotic resistance Antibiotics resistance 2017 Antibiotics resistance 2018

Insulin Resistance

Diatest Insulin resistance is often referred to as pre-diabetes, because it precedes the development of type ii diabetes. What is insulin resistance? Insulin is a polypeptide hormone secreted by the beta cells of the pancreas. One of the major functions of insulin is to stimulate glucose uptake into tissues for utilization. transport of glucose into tissue keeps blood glucose levels within a specific range of ”normal‘ values. with insulin resistance, tissues become resistant to the effects of insulin, which means the pancreas must produce more insulin to maintain normal blood glucose levels. over time, the pancreas no longer produces sufficient amounts of insulin, which results in high blood glucose levels and a probable diagnosis of type ii diabetes. in fact, several prospective studies have concluded that insulin resistance is the best predictor of whether a person will go on to develop diabetes. How does the Diatest breath test for insulin resistance work? Insulin stimulates the uptake of glucose into tissues. approximately 50% of ingested glucose is metabolized to carbon dioxide (CO2) and water. the Diatest breath test measures expired CO2 before and after ingestion of stab Continue reading >>

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  1. Vanessa05

    Insulin Resistance levels question...

    Hello all,
    I'm new here. I was recently (approximately 3.5 weeks ago diagnosed with having insulin resistance (and it all started by going to the dermatologist). This summer turned out to be brutal to my face and I was getting cyst like acne on my chin. From basic google searches I suspected that it might be PCOS, and when I went to the dermatologist and he ordered some tests including blood tests to check my insulin and an ultra sound, I was diagnosed with PCOS due to Insulin Resistance. A little background on me. I'm 28 (soon to be 29), around 5'3" and have been the same weight for more than 10 years (125lbs to 130lbs). Now I've always been non-active per se. From time to time, I would exercise, in the past couple of years the most exercise I've done is walk to the subway, and back so you could say I led a sedentary lifestyle and often skipped meals, eating only once a day, usually late at night (horrible, I know). I was the kind of person that actually lost weight by eating chocolate. I've read a lot of information everywhere, and how to hopefully take control of your diet so I won't get diabetes. My grandmother on my dad's side has it. And in early 2010, I went to my doctor to get tested for diabetes as I thought I might have it (rapid weight loss for no reason - did I mention I'm a bit of a hypochondriac?) but everything came out normal. So far from everything I'm reading, I'm not finding much information on lean people (I would consider myself average weight - not necessarily lean) but my doctor still wants me to get down to 114 pounds. I've been eating mostly veggies, fruits, and protein and healthy grains such as quinoa. I've also been exercising (walking at first, i've started to incorporate jogging) and pilates. Do to my previous lifestyle, I can assume those choices being key factors in my diagnosis, I just happen to have a good metabolism therefore didn't really gain weight. But all of my "fat", which there is, is centered around my belly.
    When they did the blood tests for the insulin, I know the normal is 2.6-24.9, and mine came out at 32.27 (obviously higher than normal) but does anybody know how bad that is? I am not finding any information regarding this.
    Also, I was sick with a crazy cough/cold when they did the blood tests and even though I didn't eat anything prior, I vaguely remember taking a cough drop right before the blood tests. Would that have affected it? This was a one time test, no wait 2 hrs and take more blood. I'm still trying to learn so much but there is so much information out there. I am also on glucophagen (metformin) to help the IR for the PCOS. I'm hoping with meds, exercise and eating healthy I can really prevent diabetes.
    Thanks so much in advance
    Vanessa

  2. furball64801

    Hi and welcome to DD just a few things, your headed in the right direction but remember fruits raise bs so do not overdue it. The walking can do wonders for you, your IR might be helped by losing weight my mom and aunt were very thin type 2s my aunt is still alive and all of 85 lbs but she is pretty short. Give the glucophage about a month it should help, if you get stomach upset let the doc know about it. I also have to tell you there are thousands of opinions on diabetes just use your meter to tell you how foods and exercise affects you.

  3. Nicoletti

    Originally Posted by Vanessa05
    When they did the blood tests for the insulin, I know the normal is 2.6-24.9, and mine came out at 32.27 (obviously higher than normal) but does anybody know how bad that is? I am not finding any information regarding this. Vanessa, what was the name of the test that was done? You should be able to easily search for info based on the name of the lab test.

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What is METABOLISM? What does METABOLISM mean? METABOLISM meaning - METABOLISM definition - METABOLISM explanation - How to pronounce METABOLISM? Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... license.

Diagnosing Insulin Resistance By Simple Quantitative Methods In Subjects With Normal Glucose Metabolism

OBJECTIVE—To identify a reliable yet simple indirect method for detection of insulin resistance (IR). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS—A total of 65 subjects (44 men and 21 women aged 30–60 years) were selected by a simple random sampling method. Inclusion criteria were voluntary participation from staff and hospital personnel, absence of abnormal glucose tolerance, and normal results of lipid profile and basic blood chemistry. A blood sample was taken after a 12-h overnight fast to determine plasma lipid, glucose, and insulin levels. An intravenous glucose tolerance test with administration of insulin after 20 min and extraction of multiple blood samples for glucose and insulin measurements and calculation of the minimal model approximation of the metabolism of glucose (MMAMG) Si value were performed. Three indirect indexes used to predict insulin sensitivity or IR were calculated, and metabolic syndrome was diagnosed using the Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) criteria. All results were correlated with those of the MMAMG. RESULTS—The 75th percentile value as the cutoff point to define IR corresponded with a fasting plasma glucose level of 12 mU/l, a homeostasis model assessm Continue reading >>

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    Insulin Resistance levels question...

    Hello all,
    I'm new here. I was recently (approximately 3.5 weeks ago diagnosed with having insulin resistance (and it all started by going to the dermatologist). This summer turned out to be brutal to my face and I was getting cyst like acne on my chin. From basic google searches I suspected that it might be PCOS, and when I went to the dermatologist and he ordered some tests including blood tests to check my insulin and an ultra sound, I was diagnosed with PCOS due to Insulin Resistance. A little background on me. I'm 28 (soon to be 29), around 5'3" and have been the same weight for more than 10 years (125lbs to 130lbs). Now I've always been non-active per se. From time to time, I would exercise, in the past couple of years the most exercise I've done is walk to the subway, and back so you could say I led a sedentary lifestyle and often skipped meals, eating only once a day, usually late at night (horrible, I know). I was the kind of person that actually lost weight by eating chocolate. I've read a lot of information everywhere, and how to hopefully take control of your diet so I won't get diabetes. My grandmother on my dad's side has it. And in early 2010, I went to my doctor to get tested for diabetes as I thought I might have it (rapid weight loss for no reason - did I mention I'm a bit of a hypochondriac?) but everything came out normal. So far from everything I'm reading, I'm not finding much information on lean people (I would consider myself average weight - not necessarily lean) but my doctor still wants me to get down to 114 pounds. I've been eating mostly veggies, fruits, and protein and healthy grains such as quinoa. I've also been exercising (walking at first, i've started to incorporate jogging) and pilates. Do to my previous lifestyle, I can assume those choices being key factors in my diagnosis, I just happen to have a good metabolism therefore didn't really gain weight. But all of my "fat", which there is, is centered around my belly.
    When they did the blood tests for the insulin, I know the normal is 2.6-24.9, and mine came out at 32.27 (obviously higher than normal) but does anybody know how bad that is? I am not finding any information regarding this.
    Also, I was sick with a crazy cough/cold when they did the blood tests and even though I didn't eat anything prior, I vaguely remember taking a cough drop right before the blood tests. Would that have affected it? This was a one time test, no wait 2 hrs and take more blood. I'm still trying to learn so much but there is so much information out there. I am also on glucophagen (metformin) to help the IR for the PCOS. I'm hoping with meds, exercise and eating healthy I can really prevent diabetes.
    Thanks so much in advance
    Vanessa

  2. furball64801

    Hi and welcome to DD just a few things, your headed in the right direction but remember fruits raise bs so do not overdue it. The walking can do wonders for you, your IR might be helped by losing weight my mom and aunt were very thin type 2s my aunt is still alive and all of 85 lbs but she is pretty short. Give the glucophage about a month it should help, if you get stomach upset let the doc know about it. I also have to tell you there are thousands of opinions on diabetes just use your meter to tell you how foods and exercise affects you.

  3. Nicoletti

    Originally Posted by Vanessa05
    When they did the blood tests for the insulin, I know the normal is 2.6-24.9, and mine came out at 32.27 (obviously higher than normal) but does anybody know how bad that is? I am not finding any information regarding this. Vanessa, what was the name of the test that was done? You should be able to easily search for info based on the name of the lab test.

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