An Understanding of Poor Insulin Sensitivity

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There are many who suffer from diabetes. Poor insulin sensitivity is a problem that many people face. This happens when the insulin levels in your body stays the same because the body is unable to get sufficient glucose into the muscles. When this happens, this means that the pancreas will have to create even more insulin to handle the situation.


If you think that you are facing a problem with poor insulin sensitivity, there are a few things you should do. The first thing that needs to be done would be to talk to your doctor. They might want to do a glucose tolerance test. In order to do this, you will need to fast for about eight hours. When this is done, you then drink a sweet liquid and once that happens, they then test your blood sugar levels. They are looking to see if this results show a calculation of over a hundred. If they see this, it could mean a problem with insulin insensitivity.


For some of those who have found that they might have poor insulin sensitivity, this might require them to look at their lifestyle to see what could have been the habits that lead them to become this way. Some might have a family history of this problem. There will be some who find out the problem is caused due to the fact that they are overweight. Some will find this problem is caused by the lack of getting up and moving around. Some have also found that they have cardiovascular issues.


When you are deemed to have poor insulin sensitivity, you will need to then look at the levels of bad cholesterol in your body. They also need to look at what their blood pressure levels are like. In order for the body to not be so sensitive to insulin, they will find that they have to get their cholesterol and their blood pressure under control. In certain extreme cases, patients might have to go under medication to assist them with this issue. And most of the time, this medication is consumed throughout the rest of their lives.


Another thing that a person with poor insulin sensitivity might have to put up with is their energy levels and their emotional state of being. The fact that those who have insulin insensitivity feel tired all the time, and they will feel as though they don’t get enough sleep no matter how many hours they rest. This will cause them to lack focus in everyday tasks. Some will find that poor insulin sensitivity can cause their memory to go bad as well. Most of the time, patients do not know what causes this fatigue and low levels of focus. But once they are diagnosed, many people find it hard to accept the fact that thet are facing this problem. If this is something that you are facing, then it will be a wise decision to talk to someone about this sooner rather than later. Get tested because this can eventually kill you.

Side Note: I had someone do a guest writing series with this blog and a few others, so let me know what you think!


In Health and Awesomeness,




Travis Merritt, BS, CPT, CES, RBT is the owner of Fitness Revolution in Rowlett, TX.

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