How is insulin resistance diagnosed?

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Insulin resistance is also known as prediabetes, which is a precursor to diabetes. Insulin resistance is diagnosed on the basis of a blood test, either serum blood glucose or hemoglobin A1C.
Jacob Teitelbaum
Integrative Medicine
A simple blood test, called a fasting insulin level, will detect insulin resistance. Although the normal range (i.e., you’re not in the highest or lowest 2 percent of the population) is considered 5 to 25 units/ml, if your morning fasting insulin blood level is greater than 10 to 15, this could be excess insulin production suggestive of insulin resistance.
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