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Insulin

Insulin Insulin is a hormone made by beta cells in the pancreas

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What is insulin resistance? Dietitians Association of Australia

What is insulin resistance? If someone has insulin resistance, their body does not respond properly to the hormone insulin

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Insulin resistance - Lab Tests Online AU

Insulin is a hormone produced by the beta cells in the pancreas. Small amounts of it are normally released after each meal to help transport glucose into the bodys cells, where it is needed for energy production. Insulin resistance is a decreased ability to respond to the effects of insulin, especially by muscle and adipose (fat) tissues. Since cells must have glucose to survive, the body compensates for insulin resistance by producing additional amounts of the hormone. This results in a state of hyperinsulinaemia in the blood and over-stimulation of some tissues that have remained insulin sensitive. Over time, this process causes an imbalance in the relationship between glucose and insulin and can cause an unhealthy ripple effect in the body.

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Metabolic syndrome - Lab Tests Online AU

Metabolic syndrome is a set of risk factors that includes: abdominal obesity, a decreased ability to process glucose (insulin resistance), dyslipidaemia, and hypertension. Patients who have this syndrome have been shown to be at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and/or type 2 diabetes. Metabolic syndrome is a common condition that goes by many names (dysmetabolic syndrome, syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome and obesity syndrome) but few outside the medical community have heard of it. Most patients have been educated about the importance of checking their cholesterol levels, watching for signs of diabetes, having their blood pressure monitored, and exercising but there has been little to tie all of these factors together except pursuit of a 'healthier lifestyle'.

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome - Diabetes NSW - Live your life

What is the relationship between Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and type 2 diabetes? Between 65-80% of women with PCOS have insulin resistance which occurs when the insulin made by the body is not working as well as it should.

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Insulin and diabetes

Insulin injections are required when the body produces little or no insulin, as with type 1 diabetes.

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Pancreas and insulin - myDr.com.au

Your pancreas has 2 functions: producing digestive enzymes; and producing the hormones insulin and glucagon to regulate blood sugar.

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Insulin - Lab Tests Online AU

To help evaluate insulin production in diabetes, diagnose an insulinoma (insulin-producing tumour), and to help determine the cause of low blood glucose (hypoglycaemia)

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Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a condition where the body produces insulin but the insulin is ineffective, or there is not enough insulin, or both.

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what is type 2 diabetes | type 2 diabetes definition | what is type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes progresses when the insulin-producing cells in the body are unable to produce enough insulin, or when the insulin that is produced does not work properly.

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