If you have metabolic syndrome or any of the components of metabolic syndrome, aggressive lifestyle changes can delay or even prevent the development of many serious health problems.
CALCULATE YOUR INSULIN RESISTANCE
Affecting about 1/3rd of the US population, the diagnosis of insulin resistance is fairly simple. Place a check any item that applies to you:
Do you have a family history of diabetes, being overweight, abnormal cholesterol or triglycerides, high blood pressure or heart disease?
Do you crave sugary or starchy foods frequently or feel you are addicted to carbohydrates?
Is it difficult for you to lose weight, especially around your middle?
Is your waist over 36 inches in women or 40 inches in men?
Do you experience shakiness, difficulty thinking, or headaches (often in the afternoon) that go away after you eat?
Are you ten pounds or more over what from “ideal” weight?
Do you exercise fewer than two times per week?
Do you have high blood pressure?
Do you have high triglycerides and low HDL cholesterol?
Do you have polycystic ovary syndrome?
Have you ever experienced skin tags or acanthosis skin changes – velvety, mossy, flat, wart-like darkened or thickened skin on your neck or armpits or underneath your breasts?
Your Score: ________
If you answered yes to three or more of these questions, you are likely insulin resistant. The more yes answers you gave, the more likely you are to have insulin resistance and the greater your risk is of developing health problems, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. We may be able to help. Call us today at 215-676-2334 for a consultation with a well trained medical Bariatric Medicine Physician. Your wellness is our mission!
W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers of America
1718 Welsh Road, Second Floor, Suite C Philadelphia, PA 19115-4213
(P) 215-676-2334 www.W8MD.com