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NOTE: This article is based on research that utilizes the sources cited here as well as the collective experience of the Lab Tests Online Editorial Review Board. This article is periodically reviewed by the Editorial Board and may be updated as a result of the review. Any new sources cited will be added to the list and distinguished from the original sources used.

Sources Used in Current Review

(2003 April). QUICKI is a useful index of insulin sensitivity in subjects with hypertension. American Journal of Physiology. Vol. 284. Available online at http://ajpendo.physiology.org/content/284/4/E804 through http://ajpendo.physiology.org. Accessed September 2013.

(2008 December). Insulin Resistance May Hasten Diabetes Progression in Certain Patients. Medscape from Reuters Health Information [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/568888 through http://www.medscape.com. Accessed August 2009.

Jeppesen, J. et. al. (2007 May 29). Insulin Resistance, the Metabolic Syndrome, and Risk of Incident Cardiovascular Disease [On-line information]. Medscape from J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007;49(21):2112-2119. Available online at http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/556743 through http://www.medscape.com. Accessed August 2009.

DeBusk, B. and Barclay, L. (2008 June 20). Severe Insulin Resistance Linked to Complications of Pregnancy and Birth CME. Medscape Medical News [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/576388 through http://www.medscape.com. Accessed August 2009.

Samuel T Olatunbosun, S. and Dagogo-Jack, S. (2008 August 13). Insulin Resistance. eMedicine [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.emedicine.com/med/TOPIC1173.HTM through http://www.emedicine.com. Accessed August 2009.

(2013 January). Insulin Resistance and Pre-Diabetes. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse [On-line information]. Available online at http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/insulinresistance/#diagnosed through http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov. Accessed September 2013.

(©1995-2013) American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Basics, Lower Your Risk. Available online at http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/prevention/checkup-america/ through http://www.diabetes.org. Accessed September 2013.

Christine L. Snozek, PhD. Lab Tests Online adjunct board member.

Sources Used in Previous Reviews

Thomas, Clayton L., Editor (1997). Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, PA [18th Edition].

Pagana, Kathleen D. & Pagana, Timothy J. (2001). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 5th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO.

Reaven, G. (2004 June). The metabolic syndrome or the insulin resistance syndrome? Different names, different concepts, and different goals. Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics V33 (2).

(2004 May). Insulin Resistance and Pre-Diabetes. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, NIH Publication No. 04-4893 [On-line information]. Available online at http://diabetes.niddk.nig.gov/dm/pubs/insulinresistance/ through http://diabetes.niddk.nig.gov.

(2002 August, Updated). Insulin Resistance Syndrome. Familydoctor.org [On-line information]. Available online at http://familydoctor.org/660.xml through http://familydoctor.org.

Levin, A. (2003 July). Silent Scourge of Insulin Resistance. NCRR Reporter, Cover Story [On-line news article]. Available online at http://www.ncrr.nih.gov/newspub/jul03rpt/sotries2.asp through http://www.ncrr.nih.gov.

Sadovsky, R. (2004 February 15). Best Way to Identify Patients with Insulin Resistance. American Family Physician, Tips from other Journals [On-line journal]. Available online at http://www.aafp.org/afp/20040215/tips/17.html through http://www.aafp.org.

Sadovsky, R. (2004 June 15). Metabolic Markers Predict Insulin Resistance. American Family Physician, Tips from other Journals [On-line journal]. Available online at http://www.aafp.org/afp/20040615/tips/9.html through http://www.aafp.org.

(2008 December). Insulin Resistance May Hasten Diabetes Progression in Certain Patients. Medscape from Reuters Health Information [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/568888 through http://www.medscape.com. Accessed August 2009.

Jeppesen, J. et. al. (2007 May 29). Insulin Resistance, the Metabolic Syndrome, and Risk of Incident Cardiovascular Disease [On-line information]. Medscape from J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007;49(21):2112-2119. Available online at http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/556743 through http://www.medscape.com. Accessed August 2009.

DeBusk, B. and Barclay, L. (2008 June 20). Severe Insulin Resistance Linked to Complications of Pregnancy and Birth CME. Medscape Medical News [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/576388 through http://www.medscape.com. Accessed August 2009.

Samuel T Olatunbosun, S. and Dagogo-Jack, S. (2008 August 13). Insulin Resistance. eMedicine [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.emedicine.com/med/TOPIC1173.HTM through http://www.emedicine.com. Accessed August 2009.

(2006 August). Insulin Resistance and Pre-Diabetes. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse [On-line information]. Available online at http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/insulinresistance/ through http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov. Accessed August 2009.

(Released December 12, 2009) Homeostatic (HOMA) Calculator. University of Oxford, Diabetes Trial Unit. Available online at http://www.dtu.ox.ac.uk/index.php?maindoc=/homa/index.php through http://www.dtu.ox.ac.uk. Accessed September 2009.

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