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Post to the Thread      Posted on 07/23/2013 19:56:38 From:
Hi Rose,
Insulin resistance is when the cells don't use insulin well to move sugar out of the blood and into the cells where the sugar can be turned into usable energy. You can reduce insulin resistance with aerobic exercise and weight loss (if you are overweight) as well as with some oral medications. Insulin resistance is primarily a factor with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. For these individuals it will always need to be managed. The Diabetes Prevention Trial research showed that a 7% loss in body weight (about 10-20 pounds for most people) and working up to 150 minutes of moderate physical activity (such as walking) brought people with pre-diabetes blood sugars back down into the non-diabetes range; it is thought these two life style modifications have the greatest impact on helping the cells use insulin better and thereby reducing the condition of insulin resistance.

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Post to the Thread      Posted on 06/06/2013 09:48:37 From:
Hello Anonymous, Can you give me more detail on your question, did you mean hematology?

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