Diabetes Basics

Insulin Resistant Diabetes

Insulin resistance happens when the normal amount of insulin secreted by the pancreas is not enough or is not properly used. To keep a normal blood glucose, the pancreas secrete additional insulin. When the body cells repulse or do not accommodate to even high levels of insulin, glucose builds up in the blood, resulting in high blood glucose or diabetes type 2. Even people with diabetes who take oral medication or require insulin injections to control their blood glucose levels can have higher than normal blood insulin levels, due to insulin resistance. For further details, read A Look At The Food For Diabetes.

Some people with insulin resistance eventually develop diabetes and others do not. You should maintain an appropriate weight and a physically active lifestyle to reduce your chances of becoming insulin resistant and developing diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the type of diabetes that occurs later in life. Insulin resistance precedes the development of type 2 diabetes, sometimes by years. Among people who ultimately develop type 2 diabetes, it is believed that blood glucose and insulin levels are normal for many years; then at some point of time, insulin resistance develops.

Insulin resistant diabetes can be managed in two ways. First, the need for insulin has to be reduced, and second, the sensitivity of cells to the action of insulin has to be increased. You can also get diabetes information about diabetes health from American Diabetes Association.