Insulin is a hormone, produced by the pancreas, which controls the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood.
What is Insulin Resistance?
Insulin resistance refers to the condition where your physiological insulin is no longer effective in lowering blood sugar levels in your body. The result is an increase in blood glucose levels and this can lead to a number of adverse health conditions.
What conditions can it lead to?
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Obesity - especially around the upper/middle part of the body
- Lack of exercise
- Exercise regularly - 3-5 times a week for 30 minutes is ideal
- Eat a balanced diet of fruit, vegetables, lean meats and complex carbodydrates