Could I be insulin resistant?

Insulin resistance is linked to a number of diseases. Complete this quiz to find out if you're affected.

What is your Body Mass Index - your weight / (your height)2?

Do you carry most of your extra weight around your abdominal area?

Do you tend to put on weight easily?

Do you battle to lose weight when following a diet?

Is there a family history of or do you suffer from any of the following: diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure or gout?

If female, do you have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?

Do you suffer with fluid retention in general?

If female, do you suffer from pre-menstrual stress (PMS), including food cravings and mood swings?

Do you suffer from depression?

Do you experience frequent food cravings, especially for sugary or starchy foods?

Do your food cravings, especially for sweet or starchy foods, occur later in the day, especially late afternoon and evening?

Do you suffer from mood swings?

Are you usually tired or do you suffer from fatigue in the afternoon or early evening?

Have you experienced any of the following: unexplained weight loss, excessive thirst, frequent urination?

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Diabetes expert

Dr. May currently works as a fulltime endocrinologist and has been in private practice since 2004. He has a variety of interests, predominantly obesity and diabetes, but also sees patients with osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, men's health disorders, pituitary and adrenal disorders, polycystic ovaries, and disorders of growth. He is a leading member of several obesity and diabetes societies and runs a trial centre for new drugs.

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