Insulin Resistance

As Measured by Triglycerides : HDL Ratio

What is Insulin Resistance?

Insulin Resistance is your body's inability to respond to the hormone insulin. Insulin Resistance is linked to almost all chronic disease. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that helps glucose (blood sugar) from the food you eat to enter cells in your muscle, fat, and liver, where it’s used for energy. When blood sugar levels rise after you eat, your pancreas releases insulin into the blood to keep it in the normal range. Insulin resistance is a condition in which cells fail to respond to insulin to regulate your body’s blood sugar levels.

Insulin Resistance appears to play a significant role in coronary heart disease and can predict mortality. The condition is common among individuals with abdominal obesity and the metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions that increase your risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.

What is The Triglycerides : HDL Ratio?

Triglycerides : HDL Ratio is a surrogate measure for insulin resistance. It is one of the measurements used for assessing metabolic syndrome, or metabolic insulin resistance syndrome. An ideal value should be less than 1.2.

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The Effects of Insulin Resistance

The effects of Irregular Insulin Resistance vary widely, but can increase your chances of the following conditions:

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