Insulin Resistance (IR) is a condition in which the body is unable to properly use insulin.
IR is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and may be an early sign of Type 2 Diabetes.
To understand IR, it’s necessary to know a few things about insulin first.
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. (A hormone is a chemical messenger that tells cells what to do.) Insulin sends many messages to various types of muscles. Here are a few of them:
What does this look like in a non-IR body?