There are several insulin resistance treatments. Many of these treatments are natural and come from eating healthy low sugar foods, exercising regularly, and possibly taking dietary or herbal supplements.

There are also several medical treatments. Some of these treatments include taking pharmaceutical medications regularly. In some cases, there are surgical options as well.

In order to understand insulin resistance treatments, it is important to understand insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is a form of diabetes mellitus, called type II diabetes. Insulin is a hormone that is made by the pancreas. The insulin hormone is used by the fat and muscle cells in the body. The insulin hormone helps the cells to absorb and metabolize blood glucose, which is a form of energy. When the cells become resistant to insulin, they are no longer able to use it to help absorb and metabolize blood glucose effectively. This is when type II diabetes (insulin resistance) is diagnosed.

Insulin resistance treatments are necessary to help the cells in the body use the insulin hormone properly. This, in turn, allows the cells to properly absorb and metabolize blood sugar. If insulin resistance is not treated properly the effects can be devastating.

Untreated or improperly treated type II diabetes can damage organs, skin, nerves, the eyes, the ears, and can even cause death. Thus, controlling and properly treating insulin resistance is imperative for living a healthy life.


Dietary Insulin Resistance Treatments


There are several natural insulin resistance treatments. In fact, most people with type II diabetes need to follow a diabetic diet, journal food consumption, check and log blood sugar several times a day, and participate in a regular exercise program.

Following a diabetic diet that is low in sugar and that limits processed foods can do wonders for helping control insulin resistance. It is important to eat a diet rich in organic lean proteins, colorful veggies, whole high fiber grains, and fruits that are low in sugar, such as berries. It is necessary to limit fruits and fruit juices that are high in natural sugars.

If you are unsure about what foods to eat and what foods to avoid, talk with your physician. You might also want to ask for a referral to see a dietician or nutrition specialist to help set up the proper diet for you.


Herbal Insulin Resistance Treatments


There are several herbs and supplements that are known to naturally help decrease insulin resistance. Before starting any supplements, talk with your physician or pharmacist to make sure that they are safe for you and that they will not interfere with any medications you might be taking. If you are interested in starting a naturopathic treatment plan, ask your physician for a referral to a naturopath or diabetes specialist.