As you know, insulin is a hormone made in your pancreas and it allows your body to use glucose for energy. This type of sugar can be found in many carbohydrates. After a snack, your digestive tract breaks down carbohydrates and changes them into glucose. Glucose is then absorbed into your bloodstream and once is it there, insulin causes cells throughout your body to absorb the sugar and use if for energy.
Insulin is very important because diabetes occurs when the body doesn’t use insulin properly or doesn’t make enough insulin. Also, insulin resistance maximizes your risk of progressing to diabetes and you could be insulin resistant without knowing it because this condition doesn’t trigger noticeable symptoms.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) estimates that up to 50 percent of people with insulin resistance and prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes if they don’t make lifestyle changes. Try to adopt these diet tips for insulin resistance!