Insulin Resistance

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Insulin Resistance
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Fri, 01-23-2009 - 9:15pm

Well, I went to a new endo today to

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Mon, 01-26-2009 - 8:41am

I'm glad they found out what's causing the problems. What do you do about insulin resistance? Is it related to prediabetes/pre metabolic syndrome?


I've never heard that about vitamin D deficiency.






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Registered: 07-09-2008
Mon, 01-26-2009 - 9:05am

Yikes!

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Mon, 01-26-2009 - 11:34am

I've heard of it referred as metabolic syndrome but wasn't sure if insulin resistance was the same thing as metabolic syndrome or if it was one symptom of it.






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Registered: 07-09-2008
Mon, 01-26-2009 - 1:04pm

Here's a link to metabolic syndrome.

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Mon, 01-26-2009 - 2:00pm

Thanks, I tried to post before but had problems with my computer. I looked around for to distinguish all of them.






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Registered: 11-09-2001
Mon, 01-26-2009 - 3:17pm
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Mon, 01-26-2009 - 6:54pm
Insulin Resistance is one part of metabolic syndrome. It's funny, because years ago, when I finally got my thyroid straightened out and still wasn't losing weight, I thought maybe I had this. But many web sites and my doctor said that it was really rare!!! Unbelievable! But it's not "rare" anymore. It really goes to show you that you can't give up when you think something is wrong or you're trying to get to the bottom of something. Check out as many doctors as you are able to.
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Mon, 01-26-2009 - 6:59pm

What I wanted to say before - when my little beast was driving me crazy - was that the thing that really depressed me most over this was that I've spent my whole life taking care of myself - working out and gradually becoming healthier and healthier with my eating. I quit smoking 11 years ago. Don't really drink. Go to bed at a decent time, get a good night's sleep, etc. And this is just heredity. If I couldn't overcome this with all my good habits, then I wasn't going to overcome it period. This and the hypothyroid issue. There really wasn't anything I could do about it.


It's just so odd to think of it that way. If I hadn't taken care of myself, I'd have all the other things that go along with it, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, being overweight, etc. I guess that should be good enough to balance out the negatives. and it's getting to be, but it's still such a shock, really. Cathy

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Mon, 01-26-2009 - 8:00pm

Thanks for the links.Informative. But, there's nothing about arms and sleeping and the vitamin D deficiency.






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Registered: 03-20-2003
Mon, 01-26-2009 - 8:04pm

I know what you mean. I feel like I do everything you're supposed to do but you can't fight your genes.






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