Insulin Resistance; confused!!

Why we all seem to carry it all around the waist...

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Insulin Resistance; confused!!

Postby Tulip » Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:06 pm

Hi ladies! Newly diagnosed soul cyster here! (Love that name!)

I'm pretty sure I have insulin resistance. Not to self diagnose or anything, but I did the same with PCOS and I was right!haha. I've had dark patches under my arms, neck, back, and the creases of my skin for as long as I remember. I also have the god awful mood swings/tiredness too.

Is there anything natural that I should be doing to help? Particular vitamins or diet? Anything I should be avoiding or doing? It's near impossible to get an appointment at my doc's, I'll be waiting 3 weeks so in the meantime is there anything I should know, just so I can go to the doc's armed and ready?

Thank you, everyone :)
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Postby wellington » Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:05 pm

A low gi diet to avoid blood sugar highs and lows is reccommended, I beleive. If you are insulin resistant, then metformin can help, but it's not licensed for pcos, so gps don't ways prescribe. Mine didn't test, but gave it to me when I nagged a bit. I think it's quite cheap. Oh, and lose wright if you need to (often easier said than done!)
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Postby Tulip » Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:24 pm

Thank you wellington!
I'll mention the drug and diet to my doctor so hopefully he'll take me seriously :)
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