Many people suffer from insulin resistance without even knowing it.
Insulin resistance can often be tricky to spot in its early stages since it may take years before noticeable symptoms become visible.
What Exactly is Insulin Resistance?
In short, insulin resistance is a condition where the body cells become resistant to the effects of the hormone known as insulin. This is a problem, since insulin is what keeps the blood sugar levels in the body at stable levels. This results in constant high blood sugar levels in the body, which can lead to numerous other health issues.
Here are some quick facts to help you understand insulin resistance a bit better…
- Insulin resistance usually leads to the development of type-2 diabetes.
- Insulin resistance is often associated with other serious medical conditions such as fatty liver, arteriosclerosis, acanthosis nigricans, skin tags, and reproductive irregularities among women.
- Whilst insulin resistance can lead to other health issues, it can also work the other way round, where insulin resistance may be caused due to existing health issues.
- Insulin resistance may be part of the metabolic syndrome, and can lead to a much greater risk of developing heart disease.
- Although genetics plays a big factor in the development of insulin resistance, it can actually be effectively managed with diet, exercise, and proper medication.
Common Complications of Insulin Resistance:
Insulin resistance may lead to various other health complications, but 3 of the most common ones are…
Acanthosis Nigricans –
This is a skin condition where dark patches appear on the back of the neck, in the armpits, and on the groin. Sometimes this can be the first noticeable symptom of insulin resistance.
There is no treatment specifically for the dark patches on the skin, but some of the original skin color can be regained by treating the root cause, which is insulin resistance.
Damage to the Blood Vessels –
Seeing that insulin resistance leads to constant levels of high blood sugar in the body, it can cause damage and deterioration in the blood vessels which in turn leads to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
Type-2 Diabetes –
More often than not insulin resistance leads to type-2 diabetes, and this is once again due to the continuous high blood sugar levels. As with insulin resistance, type-2 diabetes may only be discovered after several months or years, after which it might have already caused significant harm to the body.
Symptoms to look out for:
- Extreme thirst,
- frequent urination,
- not feeling full after a meal,
- tingling in the hands and feet due to nerve damage,
- constantly feeling fatigued.
What causes insulin resistance?
Insulin resistance can be due to several factors, with genetics playing a big role. Certain medications can also increase the risk of insulin resistance, but the fastest rising cause for insulin resistance is a group of conditions known as the metabolic syndrome.
The metabolic syndrome comprises of conditions where excess body weight is involved (especially around the waist), high blood pressure, as well as high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
Thus, the following are some of the leading causes of insulin resistance and the risk of developing it:
- Infection or severe illness
- Inactivity and excess weight
- Steroid use
Usually the measurement of the fasting blood glucose levels, along with the insulin levels will be sufficient in determining whether or not you suffer from insulin resistance and/or diabetes.
Moreover, a qualified healthcare professional may be able to determine what risk you face for developing insulin resistance by taking a detailed history, performing a physical examination, and simple laboratory testing based on individual risk factors.
Preventing and Treating Insulin Resistance and its Problems
The best way to keep the likelihood of developing insulin resistance to a minimum is by making healthy lifestyle choices such as following a healthy eating plan, and getting enough exercise. This can help you maintain a healthy weight, as well as balanced blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
All of this is even more important if you have already been diagnosed with insulin resistance or pre-diabetes, as it is a slippery slope from there with type-2 diabetes fast approaching. Remember that type-2 diabetes is much more than just unbalanced blood sugar levels; it also puts you at a very high risk for serious health issues like heart disease, as well as problems with the kidneys, eyes, and nervous system.
Insulin resistance might sneak up on you, but you may be able to come out on top if you eat right and are physically active throughout the week.
Control Blood Sugar Levels to get you insulin levels as low as possible with a low Glycemic Index (GI) diet (Manna Diet) and exercise. By taking the Manna Blood Sugar Support supplement with food, it can assist in the lowering the Glycemic Index of the food you eat and therefore helping to lower insulin levels to prevent diabetes or diabetes health complications.
Manna Blood Sugar Support supplement is made from pods of the South African Mesquite trees and according to published scientific research, the product can help to support healthy blood sugar levels.
When taken with food, the organic fibers and essential sugars in the product forms a gelling effect, slowing down the release of glucose from the food to the blood stream.
When blood sugar levels are under control, the body’s requirement for insulin will be less and therefore high insulin levels can reduce over time.
Healthy blood sugar levels can help to curb cravings, suppress appetite and it can also help to prevent diabetes health complications.
This supplement is manufactured in a FDA registered pharmaceutical facility under strict GMP-HACCP regulations for your safety.
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