There has been a lot of information lately on the television especially about diabetes, so when someone says that they have diabetes; people know what they are talking about. But if someone were to hear the words insulin resistance syndrome, chances are they don’t know about what it is. Those who have heard of it have some misconceptions about what this is. One of the biggest misconceptions that people have in regards to insulin resistance syndrome is that it’s the same thing as diabetes. Even though it’s not exactly the same, the truth is that insulin resistance syndrome is something that can lead up to diabetes.
When a person has insulin resistance syndrome, it means that their body is unable to use the insulin due to the fact that it is started resisting it. As a result, the pancreas makes more insulin and over time the syndrome can cause the person to develop Type 2 diabetes.
For those who are unfamiliar with the syndrome, they want to know what insulin resistance symptoms are so that they can be on the look out for them. There are quite a few but they aren’t too hard to spot if a person knows what to look for.
One of the most common insulin resistance symptoms that people experience is fatigue. The fatigue which is experienced is physical as well as mental, meaning that they may have trouble thinking or they may have lost their creativity.
Another of the most common insulin resistance symptoms that people experience is that they have extended times of low blood sugar. If they don’t eat regularly during the day, they often become hypoglycemic and they feel jittery, moody, or agitated.
The last of the most common insulin resistance symptoms is high blood pressure. There have been studies done that show that a lot of people who have high blood pressure are also making a lot of insulin and are therefore insulin resistant.
If a person thinks that they may have insulin resistance syndrome, they should consult their physician and get some tests done. If there’s a history of diabetes in their family or they have had gestational diabetes in the past, they are also at risk of developing insulin resistance syndrome. Women who have polycystic ovary syndrome are also at high risk for developing insulin resistance.
When a patient is having insulin resistance symptoms and they go to the doctor, they are going to discover that there really aren’t too many tests that a doctor can do to determine whether or not they have it. They diagnose it based on whether or not the person has risk factors, such as a family history, or if they are having insulin resistance symptoms. There is a test that can be performed; however, most doctors don’t perform it on the average patient. They simply go on their suspicions and give the patient advice from there, making suggestions to the patient about changes in diet, exercise, and losing weight, if the person is overweight.