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Dear Insulin Level
Raised insulin levels can be due to insulin resistance or type 2 or type 1 diabetes. In all 3 cases this indicates that there is a problem with your pancreas. I trust that your doctor has prescribed the necessary medication (Glucophage, etc) and referred you to a dietitian? If not, then please consult a dietitian as soon as possible. It is essential for anyone with insulin resistance or diabetes 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 insulin resistance, diabetes, medications and other conditions such as the angina and raised blood lipid levels, into account when working out a diet for you, which will be based on low-fat foods with a low glycaemic index (GI). Click on 'Diet'nFood' 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’.
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