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Insulin Resistance (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

An individual should consider being evaluated for insulin resistance if they:

  • are overweight with a body mass index (BMI) more than 25,

  • are a man with a waist measurement of more than 40 inches or a woman with a waist more than 35 inches,

  • are over 40 years of age,

  • are Latino, African American, Native American, or Asian American,

  • have close blood-related family members with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or arteriosclerosis,

  • have had gestational diabetes,

  • have high blood pressure, high blood triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol or arteriosclerosis (for example, have other components of the metabolic syndrome),

  • have polycystic ovarian syndrome, or

  • have acanthosis nigricans.

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