If the pancreas can no longer continue with the demands of insulin, Type II diabetes can ocurrit. Diagnosing insulin resistance Diagnosis of insulin resistance is not based solely on levels of insulin, but includes a careful medical history and physical examination. Your doctor will want to check your blood pressure, measure body fat or abdominal circumference, and take some tests to measure glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides and fasting levels of insulin. What causes insulin resistance? There are a number of possible causes of insulin resistance and is a condition that tends to have a strong genetic factor and therefore often runs in families. Causes of insulin resistance Other causes of insulin resistance include: * Obesity * Stress * Metabolic syndrome * Pregnancy * Infection or disease * * Steroid Use Side effect of certain medications Aid for insulin resistance with conventional therapy for primary treatment insulin resistance is exercise, weight loss and changes in lifestyle. The reduction of glucose and carbohydrates in the diet and the choice of index carbohydrates low glycemic rather high, is the first step in the management of insulin resistance. Carbohydrates with low glycemic index are absorbed at a slower rate and so glucose is released slowly, reducing the need to increase insulin levels. In addition, weight loss exercise, improves the sensitivity of cells to insulin by increasing the rate at which glucose is absorbed into the body cells.
Medications such as Metformin (Glucophage) and thiazolidinediones such as Actos and Avandia are often used to treat type II diabetes is sometimes recommended for insulin resistance while increasing the sensitivity of cells to insulin. While many of these medications are reasonably effective, they often have unwanted side effects such as liver problems and gastrointestinal toxicity. Natural Remedies There is much evidence to suggest that the use of. Along with the correct changes in the way of life, and dietary supplements can reduce or eliminate the need for medication prescription and can also help in preventing damage to tissue and organ levels associated with uncontrolled blood sugar. Herbs such as Gymnema sylvestre, Galega officinalis and blueberry are some of the herbs that have proven successful in the while Chromium picolinate has been shown to improve the effectiveness of insulin. With a great interest in health and alternative medicine. I believe that natural remedies and alternative therapies have their place in modern medicine. I am confident that an informed person is potentially a more happy and healthy.