Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I am glad it can be fixed with a pill! Thank goodness for preventative annual physicals (and that I take advantage of them)...this is still reversible.

Insulin resistance: the condition in which normal amounts of insulin are inadequate to produce a normal insulin response from fat, muscle, and liver cells.

Symptoms of IR
Brain fogginess and inability to focus. Sometimes the fatigue is physical, but often it is mental.
High blood sugar.
Intestinal bloating. Most intestinal gas is produced from carbohydrates in the diet.
Sleepiness. Many people with insulin resistance get sleepy immediately after eating a meal containing more than 20% or 30% carbohydrates.
Weight gain, fat storage, difficulty losing weight. For most people, too much weight is too much fat. The fat in IR is generally stored in and around abdominal organs in both males and females. Increased blood triglyceride levels.
Increased blood pressure.

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