Diabetes resistance is an estimate to see how well-guarded your body is against developing type 2 diabetes in the long run.
Biology 101: Carbohydrates from your food break down into glucose which helps our cells produce energy. However, there is one crucial character missing from that plot—insulin. It’s a hormone produced by the pancreas that controls the energy uptake and utilisation in your body.
Impaired insulin sensitivity increases blood sugar levels in your body, which can develop into type 2 diabetes over time. Diabetes resistance is, therefore, a check to see how well-guarded your body is against developing this chronic disease.
To estimate your diabetes resistance score, we measure multiple biomarkers such as glucose, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, GlycA and more. Medical research shows how change in level of these biomarkers are linked to a person’s long-term diabetes risk. We measure your results against this data and summarize it into a single score to show how resistant your body is currently to type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes risk: To further explore how well your body is responding to insulin the indicator also shows your estimated risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the next 10 years.
Read more about health indicators included in My Nightingale here.
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