Medical Definition of Insulin resistance

1. Many people with noninsulin-dependent diabetes produce enough insulin, but their bodies do not respond to the action of insulin. This may happen because the person is overweight and has too many fat cells, which do not respond well to insulin. Also, as people age, their body cells lose some of the ability to respond to insulin. Insulin resistance is also linked to high blood pressure and high levels of fat in the blood. Another kind of insulin resistance may happen in some people who take insulin injections. They may have to take very high doses of insulin every day (200 units or more) to bring their blood glucose (sugar) down to the normal range. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Insulin Resistance

insulin c-peptide
insulin coma treatment
insulin dependent diabetes
insulin hypoglycaemia test
insulin infusion systems
insulin injection
insulin like growth-factor-binding protein 4
insulin like growth factor
insulin lipoatrophy
insulin lipodystrophy
insulin pump
insulin reaction
insulin receptor
insulin receptor protein-tyrosine kinase
insulin receptor substrate-1 protein
insulin resistance (current term)
insulin shock
insulin shock therapies
insulin shock therapy
insulin shock treatment
insulin unit
insulin zinc suspension

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