insulin resistance

Type 2 diabetes-related insulin resistance trigger identified by researchers

Insulin resistance trigger in type 2 diabetes has been identified by the researchers. Insulin resistance is the body’s inability to effectively process insulin experienced by many type 2 diabetics. Understanding the underlying cause of insulin resistance is critical for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University here to read more

Diabetes during pregnancy, glucose intolerance associated with low breast milk supply

Diabetes during pregnancy and glucose intolerance are associated with lower breast milk supply. The findings, published in Breastfeeding Medicine, revealed that maternal glucose intolerance can have a negative impact on lactation. Insulin resistance is common among obese women and obesity is also a risk factor for poor lactation, but this is the first study to here to read more

Hypothyroidism, insulin resistance risk due to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Hypothyroidism increases the risk of insulin resistance due to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a common hyperandrogenic disorder affecting women. PCOS increases the risk of obesity, infertility, metabolic syndromes and insulin resistance. It’s reported that 50 to 70 percent of those with PCOS have insulin resistance – a condition where the body does not here to read more

Insulin resistance and diabetes risk higher with lung disease

New research reveals that those with inflammation in the lungs are at higher risk for insulin resistance and diabetes. Insulin resistance occurs when insulin cannot absorb or manage glucose effectively. Even though the pancreas continues to produce insulin, it is not being used properly, which causes blood sugar levels to spike. Diabetes is categorized by here to read more

Effects of insulin on heart health

If you have type-2 diabetes there are many ways to receive insulin, such as rapid-acting insulin, short-acting insulin and long-acting insulin. Long-acting insulin can last from 24 to 36 hours after administered. The purpose of long-acting insulin is to provide insulin for the whole day, as opposed to rapid-acting insulin which is intended to reduce here to read more