Posted by: Nicola | 2018/09/09


Insulin resistant

Hi Dr May, I went to see my GP and as I suspected I had a UTI infection. I gave a urine sample and my urine had protein in it as well as nitrates. My Dr saw glucose in my urine for the first time in my life and she was a bit worried so she ordered some blood tests. She wants to start me on metformin as she said I am Insulin resistant. I had a look at my blood tests and I was a bit confused whether I really do need this medication or not. I am also worried I will have diabetes at a later stage in life. Here are my blood results: S-Total Protein 81 G.L P-Glucose fasting 5.00 mmol/l HBA1C(NGSP/DCCT) 5.4% HBA1C (FFC) 36mmol Estimated Average Glucose 6.0mmol/l Insulin (fasting)-S 11.1 uU/ml Homa Index 2.46 Quicki Index 0.334 Glucose/ Insulin Ratio 0.450 Please can you give me your opinion, it will be very much appreciated. Many Thanks.

Expert's Reply


Diabetes expert
- 2018/09/11


Your glucose, insulin and HbA1c(3 month glucose average)are all normal. 
Diabetes risk would depend on other risk factors like family history, being overweight, having hypertension or cholesterol, previous diabetes in pregnancy or Polycystic ovarian syndrome

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