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When you have insulin resistance the cells in your body are less sensitive to insulin. Therefore you need to produce more insulin to compensate and a state of hyperinsulinemia results (raised insulin levels in the blood). This has a number of detrimental effects on your body.
Insulin resistance can be treated with medication but can also be improved through diet and exercise. Below are some basic guidelines and information but you will be given more information and guidance during your appointment.
Carbohydrate foods which are absorbed quickly and cause a sharp rise in blood glucose (and insulin) levels should be kept to a minimum.
Carbohydrate foods which are absorbed slowly and cause a gentle rise in blood glucose (and insulin) levels should replace rapidly absorbed carbohydrates where possible.
Mr Paul Curtis MBChB FRCOG