Diabetes Care

Severe Insulin Resistance

Insulin hormone is produced by the beta cells. The insulin is produced in the pancreas to do many functions within the body. The prime action of insulin is directed at metabolism (control) of carbohydrates (sugars and starches), lipids (fats) and proteins. Severe insulin resistance is a condition in which the cells of the body become resistant to the effects of insulin, i.e. the normal response to a given amount of insulin is reduced. As a result, higher levels of insulin are needed to show its effects. There are different causes of insulin resistance. One factor supposed to be a strong reason is the genetic factor.

Insulin resistance can also be caused by diabetes medication, metabolic syndrome, obesity, pregnancy, infection or severe illness, stress and alike. For further details, read Identify The Symptoms Of Diabetes In Time.

Type 2 diabetes is the type of diabetes that occurs in the later stage of life. Severe insulin resistance precedes the development of type 2 diabetes, sometimes by years. People going to suffer from type II diabetes have their blood glucose and insulin levels 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 towards the action of insulin have to be increased. You can also get diabetes information about diabetes health from American Diabetes Association.