Increased insulin production, due to insulin resistance, results in a condition called hyperinsulinemia. The increased insulin level in the body causes impairs many steps of energy metabolism. This leads to weight gain and contributes to worsening insulin resistance. Over time, chronic insulin resistance may lead to prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. In parallel, blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and triglyceride levels rise, and a condition called metabolic syndrome may develop. The vascular structures may be damaged and cause cardiovascular diseases due to hyperinsulinemia.
Taken together, the early diagnosis and treatment of insulin resistance critically important.
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Insulin resistance is a decrease in the sensitivity of cells to insulin and can greatly affect quality of life. The condition is becoming increasingly prevalent worldwide and is associated with complex, chronic diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
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