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Insulin Resistance (cont.)

Insulin Resistance Treatment

Lifestyle changes are important in the treatment of insulin resistance, namely, reducing sugar and carbohydrate intake. Medical treatment includes a number of different medications to complement lifestyle changes.

Home Remedies

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the cornerstone to managing insulin resistance, and lifestyle change begins at home.

By altering the diet, particularly the carbohydrates in the diet, the body can decrease the amount of insulin released by the pancreas. Carbohydrates are absorbed into the body after they are broken up into their component sugars. Some carbohydrates are broken up and absorbed faster than others and are referred to as having a high glycemic index. These carbohydrates increase the blood glucose level more rapidly and require the secretion of more insulin to control the level of glucose in the blood.

Several studies have shown that weight loss and aerobic exercise (without weight loss) increase the rate at which glucose in the blood is taken up by muscle cells as a result of improved sensitivity of the cells to insulin.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/31/2014

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