Insulin resistance leads to less efficient use of blood sugar for energy—and when blood sugar builds up, it can become diabetes. Here are some ways to keep these systems in top shape.
With many health conditions, silent changes occur within the body long before symptoms arise or a diagnosis is made. When it comes to diabetes, one of the invisible warning signs is insulin resistance.
With insulin resistance, your cells are less sensitive to the effects of insulin, the hormone that moves sugar into your cells for energy. The longer you deal with this condition, the higher your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
However, there are ways to improve the body’s sensitivity to insulin, including weight loss, exercise, and a healthful diet.