Insulin resistance is when cells in your muscles, fat, and liver don’t respond in a good way to insulin and can’t use glucose from your blood for energy. To make up for it, your pancreas attempts to make more insulin. Over time, your blood sugar levels go up, unless the high circulating insulin levels are further challenged by a prolonged period of fasting or dietary restriction, i.e. food allergies/sensitivities, Keto, Paleo, Vegan, etc.
Why is your body not responding to insulin?
It is always assumed that the pancreas is producing an adequate quantity and quality of insulin. This may be accurate initially. However, as alkaline-activated pancreatic enzymes are activated within the pancreas, these enzymes begin digesting the insulin and glucagon producing endocrine cells. These enzyme them have access into the blood stream where they being breaking down the connective elastic lining of the blood vessels.
You could be insulin resistant for years without knowing it. This condition causes ubiquitous symptoms that are common to more popular conditions, i.e. Low Thyroid, PCOS, Low T, High Cholesterol, etc. You can’t tell that you have insulin resistance by how you feel. The symptoms are common to all the popular hormone and cholesterol conditions.
Insulin resistance is often present for up to 10 years or more before an “official” diagnosis of Diabetes. Many never develop Type 2 Diabetes but suffer for decades from insulin resistance. Especially, those with long-term dietary restrictions. That is a long time to do nothing about it. It is also a long time for you to do something about it.
It is money in the bank for Doctors, Hospitals and Drug Companies to overlook Insulin Resistance, AKA: Pre-Diabetes. While you wait, they can prescribe Hormone Replacement Therapy, Thyroid Hormone Replacement, Cholesterol Lowering Drugs and Pain Relieving Drugs before they get to the real cash cow – Diabetes. Most will never develop Diabetes, but they will have you on these drugs for the remainder of your life unless you take action. Insulin Resistance and all of the ubiquitous symptoms are easily reversed. But they will never tell you that. Follow the money.
But My Blood Sugar Is Low Normal!
People with pre-diabetes or insulin resistance also can have low or normal blood sugars, if their high circulating insulin levels are further challenged by a prolonged period of fasting or dietary restriction, e.g. food allergy/sensitivities, Paleo, Keto, Vegan, Vegetarian, etc.