NOTE: This test is ONLY AVAILABLE TO AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS.
Insulin Resistance Test
Do you have insulin resistance, are you going to be diabetic?
The insulin resistance test is a simple blood test that you can do right near your home or office, The test only takes a minute and takes an accurate account of your insulin hormone levels, it measures your body’s resistance to insulin. The insulin resistance test is great for discovering imbalances in insulin hormones that contribute to diabetes, obesity or weight problems, cardiovascular disease & the discovery of syndrome X or metabolic syndrome.
The Insulin Resistance Test
The insulin resistance test is a simple blood test that can be done right near your home or office. This test is an important hormone test that tells you if you are resistant to insulin. The test looks at fasting glucose, fasting Insulin, HOMA-IR (homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance) The test includes:
- An authorized blood specimen order form that you take to your local accredited pathology for collection of your blood (Find a pathology near you here).
- A blood specimen test kit for the pathology to use to collect your blood sample
- Complete instructions for taking the test for you and the pathology
- Note, pathology will charge approximately $33.00 to take your sample
Test results are sent to one of our professional health practitioners within 7-10 business days for evaluation. Our practitioners contact you with the results and recommendations on any findings via email, mail or phone.
About Insulin Resistance
Insulin resistance is a key component of the Metabolic Syndrome along with abdominal obesity, elevated LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels, low HDL cholesterol and high blood pressure. This resistance is seen in relation to both endogenous insulin production as well as resistance to the effects of exogenous insulin administered by injection.
A strong family history of diabetes is a major risk factor for high levels of insulin resistance, along with high GI carbohydrates intake including excessive alcohol consumption; lack of regular exercise; stress and nutritional deficiencies such as chromium, vanadium and magnesium.
Higher levels of pancreatic insulin synthesis are required to maintain normal blood sugar levels. Increasing insulin hormone scores reflect pre-diabetes, metabolic disorders & or syndrome X. This test is therefore a major advantage in early detection to reverse these condition through nutritional intervention. Those who have already been diagnosed as diabetic can also benefit greatly from the interventions used as a result of a positive test to insulin resistance.
Signs of insulin resistance
There are many signs and symptoms associated with insulin resistance, here are just some:
- Syndrome X (a chemical imbalance that makes you fat)
- Metabolic syndrome (problems with metabolism of sugar & fat)
- Cardiovascular disease
- Hypertension (abnormally high blood pressure)
- Hypercholesterolaemia (an excess of cholesterol in the bloodstream)
- Hypertriglyceridaemia (Elevated levels of triglycerides)
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