Insulin resistance is one of the first consequences of unresolved inflammation.
Insulin resistance is when cells in your body do not respond effectively to the hormone insulin that is circulating in your body. This causes the pancreas to secrete even more of this important hormone in an effort to keep your blood sugar stable. Insulin has many roles in the body but its primary role is to regulate how the body uses and stores glucose and fat.
Why should you care about insulin resistance? Simply stated, insulin resistance is a precursor to almost all of the chronic diseases that plague our country. Having insulin resistance increases your risk of developing obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, alzhiemers, stroke, and cancer just to name a few.
The shocking truth is that 1 in 2 Americans are either diabetic or prediabetic and of those that are prediabetic 90% do not even know they have it. By taking the quiz below you will have a better idea of your level of concern for insulin resistance.
This is very important information to know as there are numerous things you can do to prevent or reverse insulin resistance and therefore reduce your risk of most all chronic disease.