What is insulin resistance?
If your body is still producing insulin but the insulin is not working properly, this is called "insulin resistance". Insulin resistance begins a number of years before Type 2 diabetes develops, although it does not always result in diabetes and raised blood glucose. Most doctors believe that insulin resistance is the main reason why people develop Type 2 diabetes. It is thought that insulin resistance is caused by excess weight, stored around your middle and is linked to the metabolic syndrome.