Islets of Hope for persons with metabolic sydrome (x)

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Article by Lahle Wolfe, 03/25/2006.  For reprint information e-mail


American Heart Association

NIH Publication:  Insulin Resistance and Pre-diabetes

Syndrome X Association

Prediabetes & Diabetes Prevention Studies & Research

More Information about Metabolic Disorders

Lifestyle Changes -  Diet, Exercise, Sports, Stress Management

Prediabetes, previously called Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG) or Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) and can be classified as part of the larger syndrome, Insulin Resistance Syndrome.

Insulin Resistance and Insulin Resistance Syndrome (IRS)

Confused?  See our Chart Comparison of 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
  (Iron Overload)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Polycystic Ovarian 
Weight Gain
Weight Loss

Fast Click to Problems Associated with Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders

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


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Metabolic Syndrome, or Syndrome X               print this page
(now called Insulin Resistance Syndrome)

Metabolic Syndrome, sometimes also called Metabolic Syndrome X  was formerly called "Syndrome X." It is the same thing as Insulin Resistance Syndrome (IRS) which is now the most commonly used and accepted term for this multifaceted metabolic disorder.

Prediabetes, was previously called Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG) sometimes still called Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) and can be classified as part of the larger disorder, Insulin Resistance Syndrome, but it is not the same thing as IRS.

Please read our section on Insulin Resistance and Insulin Resistance Syndrome (IRS) to learn about this disorder that seems to go by many names.

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.

Books About Metabolic Disorders

the insulin resistance diet   The Insulin Resistance Diet
The Insulin-Resistance Diet: How to Turn Off Your Body's Fat-Making Machine recommends a well-researched health program based on the relationship between insulin and fat. While low-fat foods are a part of the plan, Cheryle R. Hart and Mary Kay Grossman (doctors at the Women's Workshop, a medical... Read more

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. Prediabetes clearly explains what readers can do today, no matter what their age, and whether or not they have a family history of diabetes, a severe weight problem, or are members of an ethnic group at high risk-including Hispanics, Native Americans, African Americans, and Pacific Islanders. Helpful drawings and graphs are featured throughout in this new, revised edition.

  Gerald Reaven, M.D., Syndrome X: The Silent Killer
If you have Syndrome X -- and 60 to 75 million Americans do -- the widely recommended low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet may be the surest route to a heart attack.

low gi guide to metabolic disorders  The New Glucose Revolution Pocket Guide to Metabolic Syndrome
The latest medical research clearly confirms that the glycemic index (GI)—an easy-to-understand ranking of foods based on their effect on blood glucose levels—is vitally important for heart health and the prevention of the Metabolic Syndrome (aka Syndrome X and insulin resistance). Slowly... Read more


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