W8MD Insulin Resistance Calculator
Affecting about 1/3rd of the US population, insulin resistance is very common and leads to central obesity or belly fat. Also called insulin resistance syndrome, this condition increases inflammation in the body leading to increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and many other disorders including some cancers. However, the diagnosis of insulin resistance is fairly simple. Place a check against any item that applies to you below to see if you might be at risk:
|Do you have a history of diabetes, or prediabetes?||Yes||No|
|Do you crave sugary or starchy foods frequently or feel you are addicted to carbohydrates?||Yes||No|
|Is it difficult for you to lose weight, especially around your middle?||Yes||No|
|Is your waist over 36 inches in women or 40 inches in men?||Yes||No|
|Have you ever experienced skin tags or acanthosis skin changes on your neck or armpits or underneath your breasts?||Yes||No|
|Do you experience shakiness, difficulty thinking, or headaches (often in the afternoon) that go away after you eat?||Yes||No|
|Are you ten pounds or more over what from â€œidealâ€ weight?||Yes||No|
|Do you exercise fewer than two times per week?||Yes||No|
|Do you have high blood pressure?||Yes||No|
|Do you have high triglycerides and low HDL cholesterol?||Yes||No|
|Get Your Insulin Resistance Score:|
If you answered yes to three or more of these questions, you are likely insulin resistant. The more yes answers you gave, the more likely you are to have insulin resistance and the greater your risk is of developing health problems, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Since insulin resistance leads to central adiposity leading to metabolic syndrome with increased health risk, reducing insulin resistance is the key. You do not have to be overweight or obese to be insulin resistant. Even people with a BMI in the normal range can have insulin resistance! We may be able to help.
Call us today at 800-W8MD-007 to find a W8MD location closest to you and to setup consultation with one of our well trained Bariatric Medicine Physicians to reduce your insulin resistance!
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