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Insulin Resistance

The hormone insulin regulates the cells in the pancreas to absorb and use glucose. Insulin resistance makes the pancreatic cells resistant to insulin, making them unable to metabolize glucose. The risk factors for developing insulin resistance are obesity, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, hypertension, and sleep problems.

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Could my frequent urination be linked to diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have found this service to be incredibly helpful, and I have received some bloodwork back that I would like to better understand. I am a 24-year-old male, 6 feet tall, weighing 188 pounds and I began experiencing frequent urination about three months ago. Although I do not have a fam...  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hi, We welcome you to icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. Yes, the unhealthy diet, stress, and sedentary lifestyle in the recent past may have contributed to the changes you have noticed. Yes, it is possible to develop insulin resistance at...  Read Full »

I have a lot of facial hair. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old female. I have PCOD. My doctor prescribed me Fertiplus tablets containing Myo-inositol and D-chiro inositol. But, I cannot afford it. Please suggest me a low-cost treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The easiest and cheapest way for you to get healthy is by lifestyle modification such as diet and exercise. Try losing weight. You need to lose 20 kg. Weight loss itself will improve the symptoms of PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease). Take Calcium tablet like Shelcal-...  Read Full »

I have excessive body hair and obesity. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had PCOS for over a decade now. I initially saw a gynecologist who tried oral contraceptive pills, microgynon, and spironolactone. She did a battery of blood tests and ultrasounds to confirm I have the condition. A general physician prescribed Metformin a few years back. All of the...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you have a 21-hydroxylase deficiency and that causes an excess of testosterone and androstenedione causing virilization of females and PCOS. This is the cause of your hirsutism and insulin resis...  Read Full »

Can I take malt-based drinks once a day if I am prediabetic?

Query: Hello doctor,I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic six years ago. I have avoided sugar completely since. I would like to know whether I can take malt-based beverages once a day.  Read Full »

Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Prediabetes means you have impaired blood sugar levels. It can lead to full-blown diabetes over a few years. It is basically a component of metabolic syndrome in which insulin resistance is the central mechanism. So, it is good to avoid sugar. But, apart from tha...  Read Full »

Why is my postprandial blood sugar 209?

Query: Dear Doctor, My blood sugar report says that I have readings of Fasting Blood Sugar: 145 and Postprandial Blood Sugar: 209. I am on insulin. Please advise me as early as possible.  Read Full »

Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You don't need to panic. This is not something serious. For a good effective treatment, I need to know what medicines you are taking along with insulin. Also, there are 100 kinds of insulin, which one are you currently taking and in what dose. It might be just cured with ...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take Ovares Plus?

Query: Hi doctor, I am trying to conceive for the last four months. I have consulted my gynecologist and she found that I am having PCOS. She suggested me to take Ovares plus. Is it fine to take?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Ovares tablet is a multivitamin with few antioxidants. This is usually prescribed as an added adjuvant tablet along with other medication. Most of the infertility specialists will prescribe some or the other antioxidant and multivitamin tablets. These antioxidants ha...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with high-level insulin resistance confirmed by GTT. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I recently underwent a blood test, including an insulin resistance test. The results indicated a high level of insulin resistance, which was corroborated by an oral glucose tolerance test (GTT) that I subsequently undertook, as reflected in the attached report.I have been prescribed Met...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read your query and your concern. Went through the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Your HbA1c is fine. Blood sugar levels are clinically acceptable. Insulin resistance is high which is expected and is reflected in high plasma glucos...  Read Full »

I have type 2 diabetes during my pregnancy. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old woman pregnant with my first baby. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes during screening at ten weeks of pregnancy. I am on insulin, and my sugar levels have been fairly well controlled till now. I have completed 30 weeks now and taking the tablet of Novomix 30 in...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You need to have strict monitoring (fetal as well as maternal) sugar level charting recurrently to adjust the dose recurrently. Gestational diabetes is diagnosed during pregnancy. It can be hazardous to the fetus as well as the mother. You need to have a diabetic die...  Read Full »

Is a seven-day fruit fast beneficial for insulin resistance?

Query: Hi doctor, I have insulin resistance and I want to detox my body by going on a seven-day fruit fast. Is the fast going to help lower my insulin resistance levels? Is it going to make it better? Is it a good idea to only eat fruits for seven days, since I am insulin resistant?  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Patidar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I would advise you to not be on a complete fruit diet. As you are on insulin, there is more risk of hypoglycemia than just oral hypoglycemics. Please take small meals on regular basis and do regularly check blood sugar levels. Are you on any o...  Read Full »

My sugar levels increased despite a healthy lifestyle. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I do not suffer from diabetes and maintain a healthy lifestyle. But my parents suffer from diabetes. So, to be on the safer side, I keep checking my sugar levels. However, recently I observed a sudden increase in my sugar levels after eating meals. Is this the beginning of insulin resi...  Read Full »

Dr. Santhanakumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It may be due to impaired glucose tolerance. It means your blood glucose is high but not enough to cause diabetes. It may be seen in patients with a family history of diabetes. So, I suggest you do the investigat...  Read Full »

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