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Insulin Resistance/t2 Diabetes: Map Your Test Results

The following post is from Step Three of The Blood Code: Unlock the secrets of your metabolism. I know this seems complicated at first sight but once you know your placement, you can act accordingly and move toward your metabolic recovery. Are You Insulin Resistant? You show no insulin resistance if your Blood Code reveals: Fasting glucose is between 75–95 mg/dL (4.2–5.3 mmol/L). TG:HDL ratio is near 1.0, +/- 0.5. Fasting insulin is between 3–8 uIU/mL (18–48 pmol/L). HgbA1C level is less than 5.6% (<37 mmol/mol). Glucose/insulin as HOMA-IR is near 1 (.5–1.5). Your total body fat is <28% for men and <32% for women. You show slight insulin resistance if you have two or more of the following: Fasting glucose is greater than 95 mg/dL (5.3 mmol/L). TG:HDL ratio is greater than 2. Fasting insulin is greater than 8 uIU/mL (>48 pmol/L). HgbA1C level is greater than 5.5% (>36 mmol/mol). HOMA-IR is greater than 1.5. The skin fold at your hip is greater than that at your triceps (by at least 5 mm). You show moderate insulin resistance if you have three or more of the following: Fasting glucose is greater than 100 mg/dL (>5.6 mmol/L). TG:HDL ratio is 3 or greater. Fasting insulin is Continue reading >>

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  1. pavlosn

    Halo
    Can anyone advise what is considered the healthy fasting insuline level in blood for a non diabetic.
    I ask because I am a Type 2, and I understand that Type 2's usually have elevated levels; such levels being linked with increased risk of complications.
    Thank you
    Regards
    Pavlos

  2. kegstore

    I wasn't aware the actual insulin level is measurable itself, only its effect on other things i.e. blood sugar.
    I've heard people talk about raised insulin levels being harmful, but can't find any specific evidence for this. More likely that raised blood sugar levels over time are causing the damage which leads to complications?
    Hope this doesn't divert your question too much Pavlos! :wink:

  3. fergus

    Hi pavlosn,
    It has actually been possible to measure serum insulin levels for quite some time now. Insulin is a very small protein so there were dificulties in developing the technique, but it was eventually figured out by two American scientists, Rosalyn Yalow and Solomon Berson in 1960.
    Now, laboratories can carry out similar tests for around £20 I believe.
    From memory (I'll need to double check later) I think they established that their non-diabetic subjects had circulating insulin levels in the region of 0.4-0.5 units per Kg body weight.
    All the best,
    fergus

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