Our expert says:
As the dr says, you can turn this condition around by losing weight (if this should be necessary?), eating a low-fat. low-glycaemic index (GI) diet and doing exercise every day for 30 min or more (jogging, skipping, swimming, cycling, brisk walking, etc). It is however, essential for anyone with insulin resistance (IR) to consult a clinical dietitian, because the correct diet is one of the most important factors in treatment. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. The dietitian will take your IR, medications and other conditions such as overweight, into account when working out a diet for you, which will be based on low-fat foods with a low glycaemic index (GI). You will not need to see the dietitian every month and for your health's sake it is better to scrap together the fee to at least see a dietitian once in 6 months (save on other things until your condition improves). In the meanwhile click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. Also click on ‘Food as Medicine' on the Diet Site and then on ‘Type 2 diabetes’.
Your health is more important that anything else and you need expert guidance to prevent you from developing diabetes, which would make your young life much more complicated.
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