In my passion for what I want to share with a new patient, I start drawing diagrams to illustrate my points. My patients love them, so much that they take them home, but they are kind of sloppy so I had my artistic daughter draw the following for my … [Read more...] about Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired | Where East Meets West
Why would your cells become resistant to insulin? Well, if you have too much sugar floating around in your blood stream and you do not feed it for energy, then the parts of your body that cannot store sugar close their receptor sites. For … [Read more...] about Is your belly fat caused by Insulin Resistance?
Before you become frankly diabetic there’s a marker in your blood that starts to rise, called c-peptide. I measure c-peptide in my patients to determine their risk for insulin resistance. C-peptide is a protein molecule that is produced by the … [Read more...] about Are you at risk for Insulin Resistance?
The fat around your middle can be thought of as your "insulin meter". The thicker your waist is in comparison to your hips, the more likely you are insulin resistant. That's why waist circumference is a much better way to measure your fat … [Read more...] about Do You have an Insulin Meter?
Insulin resistance is a step away from type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance is defined by a HGBA1C between 5.7-6.0 Type 2 diabetes is over 6.0 HGBA1C. With Insulin Resistance, the pancreas makes more and more Insulin trying to overcome the cellular … [Read more...] about What’s the difference between Insulin Resistance and Diabetes?