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    Is insulin resistance the same thing as type 2 diabetes?

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    I'm an Accredited Practising Dietitian with more than 30 years experience. Particular areas of interest and expertise are in Obesity & Weight Mgt, Type 2 … View Profile

    Insulin resistance is not the same at Type 2 Diabetes, however if you have insulin resistance, which is a form  of Pre-Diabetes then you are at more risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.  Insulin resistance means your pancreous is having to work over time to put out more insulin to keep the blood glucose levels in the normal range. Eventually if the insulin resistance is not managed by losing weight, following a Low GI / portion controlled diet with regular exercise, it may progress to Type 2 Diabetes.

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