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Posted by: Julia | 2010/11/12

INsulin tes vs insulin resistance

Hi!

COuld you tell me what is the difference between an insulin test and an insulin resistance test, and which would be the best one to have (for someone who''s struggling to lose weight)?

Thanks!

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Julia

The best test to have will be a glucose tolerance test, to determine your body's reaction to the consumption of glucose. An insulin resistance test will also be beneficial to determine if you are insulin resistant, as this is a predisposing factor in the development of diabetes. Your doctor should also test your thyroid and cortisol levels, as it can also be causes for weight gain.

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