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Insulin Resistance
What It Is and Why It Matters

by Rita Carey Rubin, MS, RD, CDE

Whether you have prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes, dietary changes, increased physical activity, and weight loss — along with oral medicines or insulin, if needed — can lead to positive health changes. Dr. Wood advises that “whatever diet you are on, just eat less of it, become more active, and fine-tune your diet (with better fats, more fiber, etc.) along the way.” Especially if these changes result in weight loss (but even if they don’t), you can significantly lower your blood glucose levels, reduce your risk of heart disease, and enjoy the energy and confidence that comes with better overall health.

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