Diabetes

Question
Posted by: J | 2017/11/22

Q.

The results of my insulin fasting test is 25.8 uU/mL.

What does this mean. I was only told that I am diabetic and was put on glucphage 500mg morning and evening.

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert
- 2017/11/24

Hi

A diagnosis of diabetes is based on a glucose level and not an insulin level, and therefore you can't be called diabetic based on an insulin of 25.8.Insulin resistance is an early stage of progression to diabetes, and is very much driven by increasing weight. The best option to improve insulin resistance is therefore to lose weight by modifying diet and exercise. Metformin is a medication that can help with insulin resistance, and can delay progression to diabetes, but will not have a marked effect on weight loss. 


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