In episode 99 of the Real World Wellness podcast, Christine explains the critical role that insulin plays in lowering your glucose levels and how problems occur with insulin and lead to insulin resistance before you can detect prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Since insulin resistance is associated with metabolic syndrome, PCOS, cancer, diabetes, and many other diseases, you want to get your insulin levels tested. Christine explains the risk factors for insulin resistance and what test to ask for. She also talks about the insulin index for food and beverages and what healthy foods produce a high insulin response and should be avoided.
Next Episode: Christine will talk more about strategies to increase insulin sensitivity ranging from supplements to exercise and delve into whether or not insulin shots are a good idea.