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24 Oct 2006

Insulin problem
(Result) (Reference)
fasting glucose 4.50 mmol/L (3.3-5.5) Normal
Insulin (Fasting) 15.0 mU/L (2.6-11.1) High
Homa Index 3.00 (0.08-2.0) High
glucose/insulin ratio 0.300 (>0.25)
These were my results about six months ago, I posted it to you before and I went to see a physician. He told me this cud not be the cause of my weight gain and doesnt think I should be put on any meds. Do you think I should seek another opinion? I have put on another 4 kgs since altho I excercise more now & I follow a strict diet. I cant seem to lose only gain weight!
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01 Jan 0001

Insulin resistance is present whenever an excessive quantity of circulating insulin is necessary to achieve or maintain normal blood glucose levels. Both primary (genetic) and secondary (environmental) factors contribute to insulin resistance. Amongst the most important secondary factors are obesity and sedentary lifestyle.

There is a strong inverse correlation between insulin sensitivity and bodyweight, BMI, waist circumference, 2-h plasma glucose and fasting insulin.

If he says that you don't need medication, you could try exercise to get it down - 20-30 min per day ( walking is fine) and you can split it into 3 10 min sessions. Aren't your diet too strict that your body thinks you are in a famine??

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