It is vital that you do not reduce medications unless you have first agreed this with your doctor!
Human growth hormone (HGH) are therapies which have some popularity as a way to combat aging. Taking them has been proven to decrease insulin sensitivity and so aggravate diabetes.
Caffeine was shown in tests to reduce insulin sensitivity by 15% more than a placebo.
Free fatty acids and triglycerides have been shown to increase insulin resistance, there are also questions about saturated fatty acids, polyunsaturated fats and possibly fructose but convincing studies have yet to demonstrate conclusively that they increase insulin resistance.
Vitamin D deficiency will exacerbate insulin sensitivity.
Hepatitis C makes people three to four times more likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes and insulin resistance.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is frequently linked to insulin resistance.
Glucosamine, a drug frequently prescribed to ease joint pain, can cause insulin resistance.
Protease inhibitors which are found in HIV drugs have been linked in trials to insulin resistance.
Some medications for controlling bipolar disorder and sex steroids can lead to insulin resistance, in particular: Olanzapine, Sodium Valproate, Valproic Acid, Clozapine, Quetiapine, Risperidone, Lithium.
Age – As we grow older our body processes can become slower or diminished. The pancreas is no exception and sometimes it naturally produces less insulin as we age.
There can be some interactions or potential interactions between conventional medicines and herbal treatments and food supplements, this is why it is important for your doctor to be fully aware of all types of treatment you may be using.