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Diet and Its Role in Insulin Resistance and Diabetes

Published August 27, 2017

Effects of Low-Carb Diets on Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance is a major health problem in the US—and type 2 diabetes is only one of the many serious illnesses that can result from the condition. In general, insulin resistance is when your cells do not respond properly to insulin. This results in the body having to produce more insulin than normal to help the cells absorb glucose until eventually, it cannot keep up with the demand and thus cannot manage blood glucose levels. Insulin resistance is a precursor to type 2 diabetes, and with over a third of adults in the US already having prediabetes, this is not something to take lightly. One of the most effective things you can do to manage your glucose levels and prevent the onset of diabetes is to control your diet. Studies have shown that a diet high in carbohydrates can have a negative effect on insulin and blood sugar levels. Read more…

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