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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...