Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance means that the cells are less sensitive to insulin. Sugar (glucose), which is normally regulated by this hormone, remains in the blood.

To compensate for the insulin resistance, the beta cells of the pancreas produce more insulin and become exhausted until they produce less. The sugar remains in the blood and causes hyperglycemia. These hyperglycemia symptomes, if left untreated over time, raise the alarm and lead to a diagnosis of diabetes.

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