What is Insulin Resistance

Notice in the IR cell, how little glucose enters, yet increased insulin outside of the cell.

‎*Insulin is an inflammatory hormone. The more the body produces, the more inflammation you will have.

*All carbohydrates are converted to glucose (sugar)

*Did you know that: Insulin's primary use is to shuttle sugar/carbohydrates from the blood stream into the body's cells to be used as energy.

*If the cell doesn't accept the insulin (Insulin Resistance, Pre-Diabetes), the pancreas will make even more insulin in order to convince the cell to accept the glucose.

At this point you can become **Hyperglycemic** (too much sugar in the bloodstream) causing the following complications.

Stroke (cerebral vascular disease)
Heart attack or Congestive Heart Failure (coronary heart disease)
Circulation disorders and possible amputation (peripheral vascular disease)
Kidney disease (nephropathy)
Nerve damage (neuropathy)
Eye disease (retinopathy)

Or you can become **Hypoglycemic** (too little sugar in the bloodstream) causing the following complications.

Rapid pulse
Shakiness, dizziness, weakness
Decreased coordination
Difficulty concentrating
Blurred vision
Trouble performing routine tasks
Note: Symptoms can vary from person to person and episode to episode.

With continued Insulin Resistance, insulin over-production increases which eventually leads to Hyperinsulinemia.

Hyperinsulinemia is associated with the following pathologic conditions:

Heart attack
Deep Venous Thrombosis
Pulmonary Embolism
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Sleep Apnea
Type II Diabetes

Any glucose that doesn't make it into the cell as energy is taken to the liver and converted to a triglyceride (stored fat). In fact belly fat is a direct indication of insulin issues.

*The triglycerides on a cholesterol test can indicate how well your body metabolizes carbohydrates. The higher the triglycerides, the less efficient carbohydrate metabolism.


  1. Vinyl Bannersthanks for sharing such a valuable information

  2. Thanks for this great explanation of insulin resistance. Many people don't understand what it is and how it can lead to full blow diabetes.

  3. Actually insulin is NOT inflammatory hormone. if you meant that Glucose is inflammatory then you are right.
    Here is a study

    insulin resistance is very important issue, but insulin itself is not a problem.