Tuesday , March 2 2021

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



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(Taiwan English News / Zhu Mingzhu's interview report) Every 8 seconds in the world, one person dies from diabetes, the prevalence rate of more than 65 years is 29.9%, and there is one patient for every four elderly people. In 2017, the number of patients with diabetes in Taiwan exceeds 2.3 million, and continues to increase at a rate of 25,000 per year Diabetes has become an epidemic that has hit the world. With a new vision of preventive medicine, accurate prevention has previously become the mainstay of the treatment of new diseases.

Every year, 6-22% of pre-diabetic patients develop diabetes, because clearly asymptomatic patients often do not know rickets, but in recent years, medical evidence has confirmed that pre-diabetes can be accurately screened and evaluated by an insulin resistance index . According to almost 5,000 data from well-known health management centers, patients with an abnormal insulin resistance index (HOMA-IR ≥ 2), even if blood sugar is normal, there is still one in five risks of diabetes.

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

Ma Wenya, MD, said that if the impedance index is 5, it means that the body needs to spend 5 times insulin to lower blood sugar. When the cells are aging, 5 times insulin cannot be produced, blood sugar will rise.

Pre-diabetes (insulin resistance) takes no precautions After 15 years, up to 60% evolve into diabetes, and the most effective way to increase insulin resistance is to increase muscle mass, change body composition, and increase blood sugar metabolism.

Dr. Lai Sijia said that diabetes is not only offspring, but also closely related to diet, exercise, and life habits. In addition, how to effectively filter, find symptoms, understand the golden period of prevention, and initiate action at an early stage are key to reversing the disease.


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