Insulin Resistance

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Type 3 Diabetes

We have all heard about diabetes and how prevalent it is becoming in our country, especially Type 2. This condition, although commonly called “adult-onset diabetes”, actually affects people of all ages, and is connected to a diet high in sugar, lack of exercise, and even some environmental factors. But just recently, researchers have revealed another […]

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Insulin Sensitivity in Women

Insulin resistance is so pervasive today that I evaluate nearly every woman who comes to see me at the Women to Women clinic to determine her level of risk. Most are taken aback when they learn they either already have the condition or are well on their way to developing it. Experts estimate that 25% […]

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Having a Sweet Tooth – Fact or Fiction?

Have you ever been with a group of friends or co-workers and had someone say they just have to have something sweet? Does a family member talk about her sweet tooth? Do you? Some women are fully aware of their cravings for sugar and their sugar intake – and some are really surprised when they […]

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Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Who is at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Everyone has a distinctive family history and background. Depending on our genetics, some of us may be able to get away with practicing poor lifestyle habits such as high-sugar diets and little exercise; others will begin to experience the harsher effects of this type of negative life […]

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How Insulin Resistance Develops

Our metabolism evolved eons ago, when our diet included fewer (and more complex) carbohydrates. Today most calories in an average diet come in the form of carbohydrates, and most of those are simple carbohydrates — sugars that quickly enter the bloodstream. The body has to release high levels of insulin to keep the level of […]

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The Pillars of Diabetes Control

How many times have you reached for a cookie or a bag of potato chips after a bad day? We’ve all been there, and I’m the first to admit that these foods feel good in the short-term. But preventing diabetes means focusing on long-term solutions — nutrition, exercise, balance! In fact, a recent study done […]

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Insulin Resistance – The Signs and Symptoms

You are at the highest risk for developing this condition if you have a family history of type 2 diabetes or if you have suffered from gestational diabetes, hypertension, or are seriously overweight. See our articles on diabetes risk factors for more specifics. Apple-shaped women, or those who tend to gain most of their weight […]

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What Is Insulin Resistance?

Here are the topics in this article: Why everyone should be concerned about insulin resistance How your metabolism becomes insulin resistant Insulin resistance in menopause Signs and symptoms of insulin resistance How to restore insulin sensitivity Insulin resistance — also called syndrome X or metabolic syndrome— is so pervasive today that we evaluate nearly every […]

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