Originally Posted by iis016
hi, im 20 yrs old- recently diagnosed with type2 but im really confused!
I've been told by me GP that I have insulin resistance (part of my PCOS)- does this mean my blood sugar should be high or low???
Type 2 diabetes is Insulin Resistence and Insulin Deficiency. Usually resistence causes the pancreas to burn out and be deficient. What happens at first is this...You eat, normally when you begin to chew & swallow a little digestion begins. Your pancreas starts to kick out a little insulin as your blood sugar goes up and compensates for the food. When one has type 2, the first phase insulin response doesnt work. So you eat, your blood sugar goes up and stays up, and next thing you know your pancreas is working overtime...then the insulin catches up and you end up low.
The bottom line is you need some type of daily exercise or movement. A dance class, a fast walk, working out. Whatever. Lower your resistance by moving! Stay away from refined carbs...anything made with flower or sugar. Lower your body fat, lower your resistance, lower the effects of PCOS.