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Do thyroid disorders cause insulin resistance? - Wilson's Syndrome
Insulin resistance is defined as a decreased sensitivity of tissues to glucose delivery by insulin. Insulin acts on receptors of cells, including muscles, fat cells, liver cells, and other tissues, all of which rely on glucose for energy. When they are less sensitive, glucose remains in the blood instead of going into tissues, resulting in elevated blood sugar levels. Insulin resistance may be asymptomatic in the early stages but later can become type 2 diabetes, elevated cholesterol, obesity, and even hypertension. Insulin resistance and hypothyroid In a review paper, authors found that dysregulation of thyroid hormones can trigger insulin disturbances. ...Read the full article!