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Insulin Resistance Symptoms | What To Watch Out For

October 11, 2019

– Today we’re going to talk about insulin resistance symptoms. (uptempo music) Insulin resistance means your body is not allowing insulin to escort glucose into your cells for energy. Here are three signs you
may be insulin resistant. First, you carry too
much fat in your belly. It’s like you have a
buoy around your middle. In medicine, we call
it your insulin meter. The more belly fat, the more
insulin resistant you are. No matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to lose your belly fat. So why do you store so much
fat around your middle? Because, when there’s
too much sugar in insulin floating around in your bloodstream from poor diet, lack of exercise or stress, it’s highly inflammatory. Your hypothalamus perceives
the inflammation as a threat and tells the most vital
organs of your body, like your heart, your lungs, your kidneys, your brain, to resist
letting this extra sugar in. Your most vital organs
cannot store energy. For example, your heart, which
is about as big as your fist, can either beat harder, faster or grow bigger with the extra sugar. A big heart is not an efficient pump. So, rather than wear itself
out or grow dangerously, your heart cells become
resistant to insulin, which keeps the extra sugar out. So, where does it go? To your white fat cells
right around your middle. They’re made to store the extra sugar and never become resistant. So that extra roll of
fat around your middle is the clue that you might
be insulin resistant. Number two, you don’t wake up hungry. People with a health glucose metabolism wake up with a low blood
sugar and insulin level. Your hypothalamus controls your circadian rhythm, your day-night cycle and knows when you’re awake. It immediately senses your low blood sugar and stimulates your adrenal glands to release cortisol, which
releases stored glycogen, sugar, but your hypothalamus
knows the rise in glucose will not last, so it stimulates your hunger hormone, ghrelin so you will break your
fast, eat breakfast. You wake up hungry just like a little kid, wanting cereal as soon
as they’re out of bed. That’s a healthy response. When you’re insulin resistant, you tend to have high levels
of sugar floating around, which placates your hypothalamus until hours after you arise. Most people with insulin resistance do not feel hungry until about 10:00 a.m., sometimes not until
noon, which is a problem because when they do get hungry later, they end up consuming the
majority of their calories after dark, when they are
least metabolically active, which increases their fat storage. Now, don’t forget to check out my free hormone reboot training where I will teach you the best exercise and diet to reverse insulin resistance. Number three, your skin is darkening under your armpits, on your
neck and in your groin. Someone with insulin resistance will require larger and
larger amounts of insulin to be secreted before glucose
is taken into body cells, which eventually changes the
way the body deals with sugar. One of these ways is making extra pigment. Skin-darkening melanin is
produced by melanocytes, which are concentrated in your armpits, your neck, your groin. The skin not only darkens, but it’s thickened with a velvety texture. This condition is called
acanthosis nigricans and it’s commonly found
in insulin resistance, diabetes, obesity and PCOS,
polycystic ovary syndrome. Correcting the underlying
insulin resistance is the first step to treat this condition. So check out my video on
treating insulin resistance.

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  • Reply Deborah Maragopoulos FNP February 21, 2019 at 12:54 pm

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  • Reply Valeria Alvarez June 17, 2019 at 7:13 am

    I’ve had type 1 diabetes for 8 years and not once has my doctor mentioned my insulin resistance until I changed doctors and this helped a lot, wish I had seen it before

  • Reply don quixote August 30, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    I wake up with 84 glucose…during the day it gets to 130 tops after eating etc…would I be insulin resistant?

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