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Insulin Sensitivity

Affects the ability of cells to respond to the hormone insulin. Higher insulin sensitivity indicates better responsiveness, and insulin resistance (low sensitivity) is fundamental for the development of type II diabetes.

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Summary of Insulin Sensitivity

Insulin Sensitivity is a function of how well your body can handle glucose (blood sugar) through insulin secretion. Insulin is secreted from an organ called the pancreas in response to elevating blood sugar, and the less insulin that is needed to get the job done is how sensitive you are to insulin.

For a somewhat full review of insulin sensitivity, please refer to our article on increasing insulin sensitivity.

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