Posted by: R . Suresh | 2020/07/25


Control the Insulin Levels

Hi sir, I am 39 years old and weight 90Kgs. Recently i had checked the doctor and suggested to reports related to sugar. After seeing the test report doctor has written the obimet sr 500MG tablet daily once. And told me to do daily 30Min exercise. I want to know by taking the this medicine and exercise my insulin and Glucose levels will come to normal Stage . Please find my reports information. Fasting Plasma Glucose: 119 and Insulin (Fasting) : 37.29.

Expert's Reply


Diabetes expert
- 2020/07/31

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. With regards to diet, there are a few options and these include a low fat diet, low carb (difficult to do long term) diet or Mediterranean diet. This would address the quality issue, but to help further to lose weight, you need to lower the quantity as well, as the best way to reduce weight is to cut down on total calories, more so than the type of calories, for your body can only burn so many calories a day, and if you eat less than this, then weight loss will occur.  Exercise requirements for weight loss are a lot and entail about 60-90 minutes every day. Exercise less than this amount will help you live longer regardless of weight loss and will also help with insulin resistance. The diet with a slightly better edge in terms of insulin resistance would be the Mediterranean diet. Essentially this would mean more monounsaturated fats which you could get in your diet by eating 5-7 almond nuts a day and adding olive oil where possible.  Glucophage(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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