Diabetes Forecast

The Healthy Living Magazine

Insulin Resistance

A condition characterized by the body's inability to respond to and use insulin that it produces, meaning that insulin cannot function properly and higher levels of insulin are needed to achieve the same effects. This can result in high blood glucose levels and high levels of insulin in the blood. If allowed to worsen, pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes can develop. Insulin resistance develops in people who have a family history of it, in people who are overweight, and in people who live a sedentary lifestyle. It is also one of the conditions included in the metabolic syndrome.


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Red Striders Walk With Pride

Meet Rhiana Wynn, age 8, of Saugus, Calif. She's participating in this year's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes®, as a Red Strider. Red Striders are people with diabetes who participate in the event. Rhiana steps out to encourage other people with diabetes and to meet other kids like her. Learn more about why other Red Striders step out. Read more >