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Insulin Resistance Syndrome Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Insulin Resistance Syndrome.

What Really Causes Type 2 Diabetes

Contrary to popular belief, type 2 diabetes (a chronic disease) isn’t caused by eating lots of sweets. Actually, the cause is still unknown, but there are certain factors that are known to increase a person’s risk of developing this metab...  Read more

Types of Diabetes

Under normal circumstances, the glucose (sugar) levels in your blood rise after you eat a meal or snack. In response, the body produces a hormone called insulin, which is necessary in order for the body to convert glucose in your bloodstream into usa...  Read more

Strengthen Your Heart with Strength Training

When you're told that exercise improves your heart health, you probably think of cardio exercise, right? After all, "cardio" is short for "cardiovascular" exercise, named as such because it utilizes the cardiorespiratory syste...  Read more

7 Myths and Facts about Chocolate

Whether you prefer a gooey chocolate truffle or a mug of hot cocoa, chocolate is the number one indulgence for most of us—especially on Valentine’s Day. But this indulgence comes at a price, right? After all, isn’t chocolate bad for...  Read more

Insomnia Can Hinder Your Weight Loss

So you already know that a well-balanced diet and a regular exercise program are keys to your weight loss plan. But are you listening to that other recommendation you’ve heard more than once in your life? Get plenty of sleep. Recent medical stu...  Read more

on insulin can't lose weight
Updated 3/24/2014 4:31:54 AM

I am a type 2 diabetic that has just recently been put on insulin. I was losing weight, but now with the insulin I am just staying the same. Does insulin make you gain weight? I walk 7 days a week and am losing inches, but not pounds. Thanks...  Read more

Resistance Bands
Updated 3/17/2014 8:45:34 AM

Is it ok to use resistance bands everyday or do you need a day of rest? Thanks....  Read more

Lose a pound, gain a pound syndrome
Updated 1/28/2014 8:27:57 PM

Eat fairly healthy and exercise is not an issue for me. While I have maintained my weight reasonably well, haven't always eaten heatlhty (example, too many carbs!). I am not afraid of cars and reduced them greatly, eating every 4 hours, and still n...  Read more

ITB syndrome
Updated 1/19/2014 8:27:16 PM

Hello. I have ITB syndrome really bad in both thighs/hips to my knees which is causing incredible pain for me. I am wondering if anyone has other tips besides stretching because this has been ongoing for about a year now and I bought a foam roller...  Read more

PCOS-Insulin Resistance
Updated 1/4/2014 8:38:32 PM

I was recently diagnosed with PCOS and have an insulin resistance. What foods should I be avoiding for a better and healthier diet? Should I avoid gluten, or is that not necessary?...  Read more

Your Heart & Your Waist

Everyday Health reports ...If you have gained weight in middle age & most of it is in your belly, you are likely part of the American epidemic of prediabetes. If you don't start eating better and exercising, full-blown diabetes will almost certainly...  Read more

Food is the cheapest medicine you can buy

Be sure to include the 4 food groups in all your meals, & donít forget to check the labels for trans fats and high-fructose corn syrup. Little by little, making better food choices will help you reverse your insulin resistance within weeks. Nutrient...  Read more

INSULIN RESISTANCE

We will be here to support you during the challenges of trying to lose while dealing with insulin resistance. Type 2 diabetics, PCOSers, prediabetics are all welcome!...  Read more

Could You Have Metabolic Syndrome?

Since the 1940's a relationship between certain metabolic disorders and cardiovascular disease has been recognized. In the 1980's this association began being known as syndrome X or metabolic syndrome. Last week, a new study revealed that "women wh...  Read more

Could Peaches, Cherries, and Plums Fight Obesity and Diabetes?

Metabolic syndrome has become increasingly common in the United States and paves the way toward obesity and heart disease for millions of people every year. Since these are two of the most common chronic diseases today, making lifestyle modifications...  Read more