Insulin Resistance: What Causes It And How To Prevent The Path To Diabetes?
This condition is usually present for years, sometimes for decades, before someone is diagnosed with diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the so-called adult diabetes because it usually occurs later in life and is related much more to lifestyle and habits, than genetics.
Poor nutrition, rich in processed foods and carbohydrates, leads to increased insulin secretion. Moreover, obesity, stress, lack of physical activity, sleep, different diseases, infections, and some medicines can also trigger the development of diabetes type-2.
What Is Insulin Resistance And How To Prevent It?
Insulin resistance occurs when your body no longer properly uses the insulin. To compensate for this, your pancreas produces more and more insulin until it’s exhausted. Over time, even a very high level of insulin, due to cellular resistance is not sufficient to process the glucose in the blood. That’s why the blood sugar easily jumps and can remain longer elevated, causing pre-diabetes syndrome and type-2 diabetes.
Finally, this condition leads to obesity because the insulin affects the storage of fat, especially around the waist and in the stomach. Then, it causes inflammatory processes in the blood vessels, stroke, heart disease, damage to small blood vessels in the eyes, feet, and kidneys.
Unfortunately, the conventional approach, which is most often used, doesn’t find and influence the cause of insulin resistance.
Insulin resistance plays a major role in the development of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a condition characterized by a disorder in the sugar levels, increased body weight or obesity, high cholesterol (especially LDL fraction).
To prevent the onset of metabolic syndrome and diabetes, eat right, unprocessed foods, reduce carbohydrate intake, eat fresh vegetables and use high-quality supplements. It is very important that you are physically active: you can take a stroll or start jogging, whatever works best for you.