Insulin resistance occurs when the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin and cannot easily absorb glucose from the blood. A recent study of more than 100,000 people with type 2 diabetes, which was presented at the recent annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, has linked (EASD)between insulin resistance and stroke.
Insulin resistance occurs when the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin and cannot easily absorb glucose from the blood, a key feature of type 2 diabetes, and levels vary from patient to patient, revealed the study led by a joint team at Karolinska Institutet, University of Gothenburg and National Registry For diabetes in Sweden, the higher the insulin resistance, the higher the risk of stroke.
The team used the estimated glucose excretion rate (eGDR) As a measure of insulin resistance, it has previously been shown that eGDR It is a good mediator of insulin resistance and is calculated using a formula that affects the patient’s waist circumference, HbA1c (average blood sugar level) and whether they have high blood pressure.
The study also found that higher insulin resistance was associated with an increased risk of death after stroke. Those with the lowest resistance were 28 each less likely to die during the follow-up period than those with severe insulin resistance. Additional analysis showed that high blood pressure is more strongly associated with stroke. ischemic;
Alexander Zabala of the Karolinska Institutet said: “We found that in individuals with type 2 diabetes, a lower electrical heart rate, a simple measure of insulin resistance, was associated with an increased risk of stroke and death.“.