Flashcards in Glucose regulation Deck (6)
Describe the interrelation of glucose and insulin
• The body’s preferred source of energy, obtained from breaking down carbohydrates. When glucose levels rise, there is an increase in insulin to let it be used by cells.
Define: insulin resistance/impaired glucose regulation
when the body becomes resistant to the action of insulin – which can lead to type 2 diabetes and cv disease.
What specifically can cause it?
Excess abdominal fat
how can it be treated?
weight loss, diet, quitting smoking, managing stress
generally caused by?
• Obesity (particularly around abdomen)
o High LDL cholesterol
o High blood pressure
o Lack of exercise
o High fat diet/sugar?
o Alcohol consumption
• Genetic predisposition
• Pregnancy (gestational diabetes)
• Low birth weight