When we eat, blood sugar stimulates pancreas to secrete insulin to help glucose enter into the body cells. Insulin Resistance happens when the body cells ignore the message delivered by insulin and not allow the glucose to enter into the body cells. This leads to high sugar level inside the blood. The pancreas senses the situation of hyperglycemia, in which sustain to release insulin. Therefore, people who have Insulin Resistance are usually having high sugar level in blood and high concentration of insulin than the normal ones.
Who has high probability to suffer from Insulin Resistance?
- Genetic factors (close relatives who has diabetes).
- Lack of exercise.
- High cholesterol or high blood pressure.
- Sleep Apnea.
- Take medicines such as steroids.
Since there is no obvious symptoms for the people who suffer form Insulin Resistance, therefore regular check-up for the glycemic index (especially Insulin Resistance people) is important.
How do we know we have Insulin Resistance by screen tests?
HK MEDSPA is able to offer three important tests:
- Fasting Blood Glucose Test.
- Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT).
- Glycohemoglobin HbA1c.
Insulin Resistance is the prophase situation of diabetes. Your health can be resolved and regained through changing the habit of diet, exercise, weight management, medication and living style.