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Insulin Resistance Program

Description

When we eat, blood sugar stimulates the pancreas to secrete insulin and help glucose enter into the body cells. Insulin Resistance happens when the body cells ignore the message delivered by insulin and do not allow the glucose to enter into the cells. This leads to a high sugar level inside the blood. The pancreas senses the situation of hyperglycemia, and strains to release insulin. Therefore, people who have Insulin Resistance usually have high sugar levels in the blood and a higher concentration of insulin than is normal.

Who has high probability to suffer from Insulin Resistance?

  • Genetic factors (close relatives who have diabetes).
  • Obesity.
  • Lack of exercise.
  • Aging.
  • High cholesterol or high blood pressure.
  • Smoking.
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Taking medicines such as steroids.
Since there are no obvious symptoms for people who suffer form Insulin Resistance, regular check-ups of the glycemic index (especially for Insulin Resistant people) are important.

How do we know we have Insulin Resistance by screen tests?

GENETICA is able to offer three important tests:

  • Fasting Blood Glucose Test.
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT).
  • Glycohemoglobin HbA1c.
Insulin Resistance is the prophase situation of diabetes. Your health can be resolved and regained through changing habits of diet, exercise, weight management, medication and lifestyle.