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What are the symptoms and diagnosis for insulin resistance?

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You can't tell that you have insulin resistance by how you feel. You'll need to get a blood test that checks your blood sugar levels.

Likewise, you won’t know if you have most of the other conditions that are part of insulin resistance syndrome (high blood pressure, low "good" cholesterol levels, and high triglycerides) without seeing your doctor.

From: Insulin Resistance WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "All About Insulin Resitance."

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: “Insulin Resistance and Pre-Diabetes.” 

The American Heart Association: “The Heart of Diabetes: Understanding Insulin Resistance.” 

Sundstrom, J. , 2006.  Diabetes Care

Eberly, L. , 2006.  Diabetes Care

Azadbakht, L. .  Diabetes Care

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on July 1, 2019

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "All About Insulin Resitance."

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: “Insulin Resistance and Pre-Diabetes.” 

The American Heart Association: “The Heart of Diabetes: Understanding Insulin Resistance.” 

Sundstrom, J. , 2006.  Diabetes Care

Eberly, L. , 2006.  Diabetes Care

Azadbakht, L. .  Diabetes Care

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on July 1, 2019

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