Re: Insulin Resistance - blood sugar monitoring
Yes, get a meter and start testing your glucose levels after meals! You'll want to see how your body responds to carbs so you can adjust your diet accordingly. In the early stages of diabetes (often before it's diagnosed), the beta cells in the pancreas have to work extra hard to put out enough insulin to overcome the resistance. It is thought that the more you stress out the beta cells by forcing them to produce so much insulin, the faster they can burn out, so to speak.
Google the website blood sugar 101 and educate yourself about diabetes. I know you were only diagnosed as insulin resistant, but it's helpful info as insulin resistance is a big part of type 2 diabetes.
The Walmart Relion brand of meters is pretty affordable and you can buy it without a prescription. The strips are about $20 for 50 strips which is cheap compared to the other brands.
The diet advice given by nutritionists is not always best for your body or blood sugars and the only way to know is to test your blood sugar.
30 years old, thin type 2
Diagnosed: 6/30/11 (failed OGTT with bg around 260 at 2 hours)