Many people with diabetes, may also be insulin resistant, but those with insulin resistance may not necessarily have diabetes…
People who are insulin resistant have higher than normal levels of insulin circulating in their blood and these high levels of insulin manage to keep their blood sugar levels within normal ranges.
Diabetes is a condition where the body is unable to control the amount of sugar present in the blood within a normal range. This may be the result of too little insulin or a combination of too little insulin and cells being resistant to insulin.
Hence, people with diabetes may also be insulin resistant, but people with insulin resistance do not necessarily have diabetes.
Diabetics on medication or insulin often develop insulin resistance.
Insulin resistance can develop into diabetes and it is therefore vital to make lifestyle and dietary changes to prevent diabetes.
When symptoms and signs of insulin resistance show, see this as a warning; your body is trying to tell you something, ignoring it is not a good idea!