insulin resistance 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 Practising Dietitians, The Biting Truth, dish up nutritional tips to help you better control your blood glucose levels, improve your sensitivity to insulin and manage Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).   In a new collaboration with Dietitians Association Australia, Eat Right provides expert nutrition and diet advice on a range of niche' exercise and health condition topics.   What is PCOS?   [caption id="attachment_7253" align="alignright" width="373"] 1 in every 8 women of childbearing age is affected by PCOS.[/caption] Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome (or PCOS) is one of the most common medical conditions in young women. In fact, 1 in every 8 women of childbearing age is affected and unfortunately,...

  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...

If you have type 2 diabetes, exercise is absolutely essential for treating, and beating the condition altogether.   That’s right…beating it. Not just “controlling” or “managing” the problem, but actually reversing it. The best thing about exercising specifically for insulin resistance is that it exerts its effects very quickly. You don’t have to wait for 6-12 months to see changes, it can happen right in front of your eyes, and can last for up to 48 hours, some studies show. So with all the different programs available these days, which one is best for Diabetes and beating Insulin Resistance?   Why HIIT is Best for Beating Insulin Resistance   When...