Insulin Resistance

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Treatment

Treatment of insulin resistance primarily involves changes in diet and lifestyle. The American Diabetes Association recommends losing excess weight, getting regular amounts of moderate-intensity physical activity, and increasing dietary fiber to lower blood insulin levels and increase the body's sensitivity to it. Weight loss and regular exercise can:

People who are identified by their health practitioners as having insulin resistance should work with their health care provider and with other medical professionals, such as a nutritionist, to develop an individualized treatment plan and to monitor its effectiveness. Drug treatments may also be necessary to control any co-existing conditions or diseases.

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