Tuesday , July 27 2021

Through insulin resistance tests to understand the golden period for diabetes prevention Taiwan English News

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(Taiwan English News / Zhu Mingzhu interview report) Every 8 seconds in the world, one person died of diabetes, prevalence over 65 years was 29.9% and one patient for every fourth elder. By 2017, the number of patients with diabetes in Taiwan exceeded 2.3 million and continued to increase at a rate of 25,000 per year. Diabetes has become an epidemic that has swept the world. With the new vision of preventive medicine, precarious precautions have already become the new major part of disease treatment.

Every year 6-22% of patients develop before diabetes, since patients with no apparent symptoms often do not know the rickets, but in recent years medical evidence has confirmed that before diabetes can be carefully investigated and evaluated by insulin resistance index. According to nearly 5000 data from well-known health centers, patients with abnormal insulin resistance index (HOMA-IR ≥ 2), although blood sugar is normal, still one of five diabetes risks.

The main cause of insulin resistance is excessive fat, especially in patients with indoor fat, body fat and fatty liver. Most pre-diabetes patients … often the body does not respond well to insulin, which causes "insulin resistance", and the pancreas must compensate for more insulin to lower blood sugar.

Ma Wenya, MD, said that if the impedance index is 5, it means that the body needs to secrete 5 times insulin to lower blood sugar. When the cells age, 5 times insulin can not be produced, blood sugar will rise.

Pre-diabetes (insulin resistant) did not take preventive measures. After 15 years, up to 60% developed diabetes, and the most effective way to improve insulin resistance is to increase muscle mass, change body composition and improve blood sugar metabolism.

Dr Lai Sijia said that diabetes is not only hereditary but also closely related to diet, exercise and living habits. In addition, one can effectively sharpen, detect symptoms, understand the golden prevention period and start early action is the key to reversing the disease.

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