Why insulin resistance may the key risk factor for the diseases most likely to kill you
Hi Paddy, great read , but can an overhaul of diet for example keto/ paleo etc not have a very positive and in some cases reversing effect in insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. The research seems to show this and along with good quality exercise you can reduce another major risk factors like weight and blood pressure .
Play golf with a few cardiologists they are all on statins
What’s your opinion
Great information once again Paddy. And so refreshing to see the clinical reasoning for exercise to be further underlined. We have a number of patients on insulin pumps who have seen changes to lower basal rates over time once they started (**and sustained) a prescribed exercise programme. Well done Paddy for highlighting this important info once again
Which begs the question why it’s not tested more routinely? I had a Kraft test done recently which turned out well for nearly 59!
Dr. Barrett; That was an excellent synopsis of the problem.
I have two logistical questions for you:
1. When asking a physician for an insulin level blood draw, what is the exact name of the test to ask for?
2. Does it need to be drawn while fasted?
Having had Gestational Diabetes, I am at higher risk for Insulin resistance and T2D. I have a finger prick blood glucose monitor that I used for fasting and post meal levels. Is this something I can use now I no longer have GD, in order to keep an eye on insulin resistance? If so, is this something more people could do as the test kits are not expensive to buy. Thanks.
Carbohydrates. Hard to navigate but we are getting better.
Not asking for advice
Just Mybe some not notes on pros and cons