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Confused?  See our Chart Comparison between Insulin Resistance, Insulin Resistance Syndrome (IRS), Prediabetes, Types 1 and 2 Diabetes, and Gestational Diabetes detailing the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of these major metabolic disorders.


Fast Click to Other Metabolic & Autoimmune Disorders Associated with Diabetes

Addison's Disease
Asthma and Allergies
Celiac Disease (Sprue)
Cushing's Syndrome
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
Cystic Fibrosis 
Eating Disorders
Fibromyalgia Syndrome
Frozen Shoulder
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Hemochromatosis
  (Iron Overload)
Infertility
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Polycystic Ovarian 
    
Syndrome 
Weight Gain
Weight Loss


Fast Click to Problems Associated with Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders

Acanthosis Nigricans (AN)
Acne
Alopecia Areata (AA)
Gum Disease
Hirsutism
Honeymooning
Skin Tags
Yeast Infections

 

 

 

 

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Metabolic Disorders

Insulin Resistance, Insulin Resistance Syndrome (Metabolic Syndrome or Syndrome X), and Prediabetes


Insulin Resistance and Insulin Resistance Syndrome (IRS)
What is insulin resistance?
Symptoms of Overproducing Insulin (Hyperinsulinemia)
Side Effects of Overproducing Insulin
Causes of Insulin Resistance
Insulin Resistance in Types 1 and 2 Diabetes
Diagnosing Insulin Resistance
(Chart) Insulin Resistance Index Values

What is Insulin Resistance Syndrome (IRS)?
Diagnosing Insulin Resistance Syndrome
Treatment for Insulin Resistance and Insulin Resistance Syndrome
Other Metabolic Disorders that may be Associated with Insulin Resistance
Prognosis for Insulin Resistance and Insulin Resistance Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic Syndrome was formerly called "Syndrome X" and is now called
Insulin Resistance Syndrome (IRS).

Prediabetes
Previously called Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG) and sometimes called Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) can be classified as part of the larger syndrome, Insulin Resistance Syndrome.  The name was changed to Prediabetes in 2005 by federal and diabetes exerpts to help patients better understand the urgency involved in this reversable medical condition.

What is Prediabetes
What is insulin resistance?
What are the Symptoms of Insulin Resistance and Prediabetes?
Side Effects of Overproducing Insulin
Causes of Insulin Resistance & Prediabetes
Who should be tested for insulin resistance and prediabetes?
Diagnosing Prediabetes
Insulin Resistance in Prediabetes, and Types 1 and 2 Diabetes
Other Metabolic Disorders that may be Associated with Insulin Resistance
Treatment for Insulin Resistance and Prediabetes
Can you Reverse Insulin Resistance?  Yes!
Things you can do to help yourself

A Chart Comparison of Carbohydrate-Impaired Metabolic Disorders (symptoms, diagnosis, treatment)

Body Mass Index (BMI) - What it is and a chart to calculate your BMI.

Lifestyle Changes -  Diet, Exercise, Sports, Stress Management


Prediabetes

An estimated 41 million Americans have the condition identified since 2002 as prediabetes, which, if left unchecked, inevitably will lead to full-blown diabetes. From one of the world's leading diabetes "patient-experts," this first-ever practical guide offers fifty essential, informative ideas and simple steps to help this vast and rapidly growing constituency manage their condition and thereby reduce their chances of developing full-blown diabetes.

Counting Carbs, Calories, Fat, Protein or Fiber?

 Item #:  AC350, For carb-counting dieters, this helpful kitchen tool eliminates the guesswork!
Carb-Tracker Nutrition Scale (As of 12/29/05 the scale was on sale  for $39.95

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From their main page simply enter in the search code item #:  AC350, or, Carb-Tracker Nutrition Scale.

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Books About Insulin Resistance Syndrome (Metabolic Syndrome)

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Survival Guide

Page Updated 04/02/2006