When we talk to patients about prediabetes, one of the topics of discussion is likely to be about insulin resistance. However, what we are usually describing is glucose resistance. The lecture usually goes something like this: “If you eat too much sugar, then your cells get filled with the sugar and then the insulin can’t move any more glucose in the cells and you become resistant to insulin.”
Although there is some truth to this explanation, there are many more definitions and consequences associated with insulin resistance. This week, our Clinical Text delves into the real complexities of insulin resistance.