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Symptoms of insulin resistance – List of common symptoms in men, women and children. Many symptoms of insulin resistance manifest themselves immediately following a meal of carbohydrates and others are more or less always present.


List of most common symptoms of insulin resistance


The most common feature of insulin resistance is that, it makes a person tired. Some are tired in the morning or afternoon, others are exhausted all day.

Brain fogginess:

Sometimes the fatigue of insulin resistance is physical, but often it’s mental. The inability to focus is the most evident symptom. Poor memory, loss of creativity, poor grades in school often accompany insulin resistance as do various form of “learning diabilities”.

symptoms of insulin resistance

Low blood sugar:

Mild, brief periods of low blood sugar is normal during the day, especially if meals are not eaten on a regular schedule. But prolonged periods of this “hypoglycemia” accompanied by many of the symptoms listed here, especially physical and mental fatigue, are not normal.

Felling agitated, jittery and moody is common in Insulin Resistance, with almost immediate relief once food is eaten.

Intestinal bloating:

Most intestinal gas is produced from carbohydrates in the diet. Insulin Resistance sufferers who ear carbohydrates suffer from gas, lots of it,


Many people with Insulin Resistance get sleepy immediately after eating a meal containing more than 20% or 30% carbohydrates. This means typically a pasta meal, or even a meat meal which includes potatoes or bread and a sweet dessert.

Increased weight and fat storage:

For most people, too much weight is too much fat. In males, a large abdomen is the more obvious and earliest sign of Insulin Resistance. In females, it’s prominent buttocks.

Increased triglycerides:

High triglycerides in the blood are often found in overweight persons. But even those who are not overweight may have stores of fat in their arteries as a result of Insulin Resistance.

symptoms of insulin resistance

These triglycerides are the direct result of carbohydrates in the diet being converted by insulin.

Increased blood pressure:

It is a fact that most people with hypertension have too much insulin and are Insulin Resistant. It is often possible to show a direct relationship between the level of insulin and blood pressure: as insulin levels elevate so does blood pressure.


Because carbohydrates are a natural “downer,” depressing the brain, it is not uncommon to see many depressed person who also have Insulin Resistance.


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