Insulin resistance and Diabetes.
Insulin resistance is a warning sign that a body is on a road leading to Type 2 diabetes. But the warning is quiet, and affected people often don’t notice anything’s wrong.
Before we know the connection between the two terms insulin resistance and diabetes, let us see what they mean. Insulin resistance refers to the inability of the body cells to respond to the insulin. Diabetes is the condition which is characterized by increased levels of blood glucose. Now let us see how they are related.
After having a meal, there will be an increased amount of glucose in the blood due to the release of glucose during the process of digestion. When the levels of blood glucose starts increasing, pancreas secrete a hormone named insulin. This insulin helps the body cells to take up the blood glucose. If the body cells remain unaffected by insulin like if they show insulin resistance, the cells cannot take up glucose and the blood glucose levels tend to raise leading to diabetes. Hence, insulin resistance leads to disease such as diabetes and other diseases such as heart diseases. Individuals with insulin resistance not only show increased levels of blood glucose but also of insulin.
The phenomenon of insulin resistance is a genetically determined factor and is hence, hereditary in nature.
Other factors that increase the risk of developing insulin resistance are obesity and poor physical activity. Due to obesity, the extent of fat tissue covering the cells increases making them ineffective to the action of insulin. Individuals with insulin resistance also suffer with problems such as high blood pressure and increased levels of triglycerides and cholesterol in the blood.
Apart from increased blood glucose levels, symptoms seen in insulin resistance individuals are presence of dark patches at the back of the neck or a dark ring around the neck. They even have dark colored elbow, knee, knuckles and armpits.
The primary diagnosis for diabetes and insulin resistance is done by the observation of the symptoms given by the patient. To confirm the presence of insulin resistance, fasting glucose test and glucose tolerance tests are conducted. Individuals with fasting glucose levels of 100 to 125 mg/dl are not said to be diabetic but are said to have insulin resistance and there is great chance of developing diabetes in the future. Individuals with glucose tolerance test results with levels above 190 mg/dl are said to be diabetic and insulin resistant.
Individuals with diabetes due to insulin resistance can be reversed by regular physical exercise. As insulin resistance is mainly due to deposition of excess fat in the waist line, regular practice of exercise gets rid of this excess fat making the cells susceptible to the action of insulin.
Some people feel that they are physically active and there is no chance of fat deposition within the body. Measurement of body mass index helps to know if you are obese or not. BMI within the range of 18-25 are said to be normal and all others will fall in the overweight category. BMI is the ratio of body weight to the height in inches.
From the above discussion it can be seen that insulin resistance increases the risk of developing diabetes. However, regular physical exercises helps to reverse the condition even without using any medications.
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