May 31, 2000
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Artesia, New Mexico , USA:
My daughter is 22 years old. She was told she might be insulin resistant. What exactly does that mean?
I think we need a bit more information here. Does your daughter have diabetes? Is she overweight? Does she have high blood pressure? Insulin resistance just means that her body (e.g., muscles and liver) doesn’t respond so well to circulating insulin as it should by absorbing glucose from the blood.