Insulin Resistance is a condition where your body is no longer able to control blood sugar levels. Your cells need glucose (sugar) as fuel, and insulin is needed to help the cells take up glucose from the bloodstream. If you are insulin resistant, your cells don’t react to insulin that well or not anymore. This leads to high blood sugar levels, which can be damaging to the body.
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- NIH: National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Insulin Resistance & Prediabetes. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/what-is-diabetes/prediabetes-insulin-resistance (accessed 5. August 2020)
- NHS UK. Metabolic syndrome. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/metabolic-syndrome/ (accessed 5. August 2020)