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Insulin Resistance (cont.)

Insulin Resistance Prevention

While there is a significant genetic component to the development of insulin resistance, many things can be done to prevent its onset and progression.

Lifestyle changes (for example, diet and exercise) clearly are important, and education about these changes needs to be directed to groups at risk for diabetes. Childhood obesity is on the rise in the United States as well as other countries, and changes need to be made in school cafeterias and in the food choices offered to children and teens at home.

Medications have been shown to delay the progression of insulin resistance to overt type 2 diabetes. To date, no study has shown the ability to prevent metabolic syndrome in a high-risk population.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/31/2014

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