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Insulin Resistance: Are You at Risk?

Updated: Mar 24, 2021

By Blair Doucette, MScN

It’s estimated that within the next 25 years the number of people in the world with diabetes will double to about 320 million. 320 Million! However, as high as that number is, simple lifestyle changes we can all put into effect could help curtail and reverse this trend. Following an insulin resistant diet can help you not only regulate insulin and blood sugar levels but can also help you lose weight and avoid or reverse type 2 diabetes.

What is Insulin Resistance?

Insulin is a hormone that is produced by the pancreas in order to allow your body’s cells to absorb glucose to make energy. It sort of acts like a key to allow glucose into those cells. When there’s too much glucose (sugar) in the blood your body, in effect, gets tired and can no longer produce the proper amount of insulin, resulting in a buildup of sugar in the blood system. This can lead to type 2 diabetes and further complications.