How do you know if you're insulin resistant or not making enough?

RedGloves
By RedGloves Latest Reply 2011-01-25 09:43:39 -0600
Started 2011-01-23 15:31:08 -0600

I've seen people out here say they know they're one of the other. Seems to me that knowing which you are would be valuable in staying healthly. But how do you know? Is it just because certain meds worked and others didn't. Since I'm not presently taking meds, are there any other ways in figuring it out? Thanks for any info!


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digitaldoorbell
digitaldoorbell 2011-01-23 19:48:39 -0600 Report

The responses that you have received are accurate. Make sure that you get lab tests and an A1C. Make sure that you test your BG as many times daily as your dr. requests or requires. Eat healthy and try to get a little exercise. Test this for yourself, take even a short 5 to 10 minute walk and test your BG shortly thereafter. It will be lower…almost certainly.

Keep posting here. We're all in the same boat, or a similar boat, or one kind of boat or another. There are no questions not worth asking.

Scott

Kirla
Kirla 2011-01-23 19:28:23 -0600 Report

Like Mays said there are tests your doctor orders. If your type 2 you were or still am insulin resistant. Insulin resistance leads to the pancreas producing more and more insulin to over come the resistance, which leads to the pancreas being damaged. That’s why were all different. We all have different levels of insulin resistance and different amounts of damage to our pancreas. If our pancreas is damaged a lot you may have to go on insulin because your pancreas isn’t making enough. Anyway talk with your doctor. He should be able to order the tests and explain in more detail about if your insulin resistance and how much insulin your making. If your doctor doesn’t take the time to answer your questions you might want to see a specialist or start looking for a new doctor or get a second opinion.

Good luck
Kevin