How can I control insulin resistance?
Asked by on Jan 09, 2009
in Health Conditions
With insulin resistance, the body produces enough, or even too much insulin, but the cells don’t respond to it. Without the work of insulin, glucose remains in the bloodstream, resulting in diabetes. Insulin resistance is associated with excess body fat and with certain medical conditions and therapies. Insulin resistance can be controlled by cutting back on refined carbohydrates and replacing them with high-fiber foods. Eating fewer calories to produce weight loss helps insulin resistance as well. Cardio-type exercise controls insulin resistance by improving the cell’s ability to uptake glucose. Two important studies have proved that exercise and diet can effectively control insulin resistance to prevent type 2 diabetes.