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RE: [IP] Re: Re: Use of oral agents in teenagers

I've already read up on the insulin resistance syndrome. You can read where
Type I's get insulin resistance also and it is now being studied:

As previously stated, there are different forms of insulin resistance.



It doesn't depend on how you or I define "insulin resistance" but how
it is scientifically defined.  It is a syndrome where your body
manufactures too much insulin (Type 1's do not put out any insulin)
because his/her cells cannot respond appropriately.  Here are a
couple sources that explain it technically.  There are many, many
more if you want to research it.

Most people who develop diabetes in later life can be controlled so
that they are not at increased risk for the many complications of
diabetes such as heart attacks, strokes, blindness, deafness,
amputations, kidney failure and burning foot syndrome. Late onset
diabetes usually means that a person has too much insulin because his
cells cannot respond to insulin. Too much insulin
constricts arteries to cause heart attacks, and stimulates your brain
and liver to make you hungry and manufacture fat. The insulin
resistance syndrome (IRS) puts you at very high risk for a heart
attack and is associated with storing fat in the belly, rather than
the hips; having high blood triglyceride levels and low level of the
good HDL cholesterol; high blood pressure and an increased
tendency to form clots.

Insulin stimulates glucose uptake into tissues, and its ability to do
so varies greatly among individual persons. In insulin resistance,
tissues have a diminished ability to respond to the action of
insulin. To compensate for resistance, the pancreas secretes more
insulin. Insulin-resistant persons therefore, have high plasma
insulin levels. The syndrome can be defined as a cluster of
abnormalities, including obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia and type
2 diabetes, that are associated with insulin resistance and
compensatory hyperinsulinemia.

Cindy, mom to 16 y/o Noah, dx age 9, pumping since 6/99
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