Glucose Tag

What is Insulin Resistance (IR)? IR is when their body does not respond properly to the hormone insulin. The pancreas produces the hormone insulin. When we eat food that contain carbohydrates they are broken down into glucose in the blood. The function of insulin is to transfer glucose into the liver and muscle cells to be used as energy, which manage our blood glucose levels. For people with IR, the muscles and liver resist the action of insulin so the body has to produce an increased amount to keep the blood glucose levels within a normal range. IR increases the chances of...

  Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Hany Georgy, helps unpack the relationship between exercise and blood sugar.   Type 2 Diabetes is one of the most common lifestyle diseases affecting 415 Million people globally and 1.7 Million Australians. Everybody benefits from regular exercise but for people with Type 2 Diabetes exercise can play a vital role in the management of their condition.   Participation in regular exercise is vital to continue to prompt and train the muscles to efficiently uptake glucose (sugar) from the blood thus reducing the concentration of glucose in the blood. Reducing blood glucose can help preserve normal pancreas function, which can prevent or manage Type 2 Diabetes.   But...