What is Insulin Resistance?
Insulin resistance and diabetes are often the result of eating the wrong foods – whether you have a poor diet or your body has autoimmune sensitivities to the foods you include in your diet. Under ideal circumstances, the body is able to properly metabolize glucose at the cellular level, creating the energy necessary for the brain and other organs to both function and repair themselves.
Autoimmune issues and poor diet can both contribute to an environment where the cells in your body don’t metabolize glucose properly. This sets off a series of attempts by your brain to compensate (unsuccessfully) through signaling the pancreas to send out more insulin which will eventually increase cortisol levels.
Failing to eliminate the causes that trigger this natural response in the body will lead to a cycle which has the potential of developing into Type 2 Diabetes. Other areas in your body begin functioning below desired levels also.
Fatigue, appetite, sleeping habits, stress management and memory can all be effected by the increases of insulin and cortisol.
Through proper testing, we can determine the cause(s) of your symptoms that are pointing to insulin resistance and diabetes. We can then make diet and other lifestyle changes to help manage your glucose levels.
Call Dr. Dranko or Dr. Gorlesky at (919) 556-1033 today to schedule your complimentary, no-obligation Meet & Greet.