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Getting Insulin Resistance When You're Hiv Positive

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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...(lipids) and sugar (glucose) in your blood are calledmetabolic complications and include: Increased lipids in your blood such as cholesterol and triglycerides(hyperlipidemia) Increased glucose levels (hyperglycemia) Insulin resistance or diabetes Increased lactic acid in your blood (lactic acidosis) Metabolic changes cannot be seen without lab tests, but can cause seriouslong-term health problems. Increased...
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lipo & insulin resistance

Is lipodystrophy caused by insulin resistance? The cells not receptive to the insulin and not allowing the glucose into the cells?
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
...Insulin resistance has been considered a culprit in fat redistribution. Chronic HIV infection, medications, response to treatment from very low Read more »


I have been reading alot of your responses and you are very good, One question I am insulin resistant no meds etc, all of the experts I have spoken to say that hiv has no bearing on insulin resistance doesnt cause it or effect it, but in one of your...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
...Insulin resistance can be one of the many changes that occurs when the body reacts to infection or injury, particularly if the reaction is chronic Read more »

insulin resistance

Everyone lately is talking about this "insulin resistance", could you please expain to me what exactly it is, who gets it, what are the symptoms and what to do about it. Thanks.
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
...Insulin resistance is when your body is making enough insulin but your body isn't using it effectively. Not everyone gets this, but chronic infection Read more »

Glitazone and Insulin Resistance

Hello! Thank you for being there to answer tough questions.In a recent reply you mentioned glitazone as something being looked at to replace subcutaneous fat. Would this be dangerous to take if you were not already diabetic or established as...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
...potential side effects as with any drug and there is always a risk vs. benefit decision to make.Fasting insulin does not always show insulin resistance. To test for insulin resistance, you can have a glucose tolerance test and look at insulin... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Insulin Resistance in HIV Lipodystrophy Syndrome

...Researchers recently completed a study identifying the incidence of insulin resistance in HIV-patients who exhibit signs of lipodystrophy. The authors noted two significant metabolic changes occurring in those patients, Read more »
The Body PRO

HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients Appear More Likely Than HIV-Monoinfected Patients to Develop Insulin Resistance After Initiating HAART

...that there were some metabolic differences as these coinfected people went on antiretroviral therapy. We saw higher levels of insulin resistance as measured by HOMA [homeostasis model assessment] and increased rates of diabetes at week 96, which... Read more »
The Body PRO

The Role of Nucleoside Analogs in the Development of Insulin Resistance

...Given that HIV-infected patients can now survive for decades on antiretroviral therapy, comorbidities such as lipodystrophy and insulin resistance have moved to the forefront of HIV management. Yet, much remains to be discovered about these... Read more »
Body Health Resources Foundation

Blood Sugar Problems (Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, etc.), it can create health problems: When your cells have trouble using insulin to turn glucose into energy, this is called "insulin resistance." Insulin resistance can cause glucose to build up in your bloodstream, since it has nowhere to go.... Read more »
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no med's personal choice, are there others???

Posted by blue414, 5 Replies
...I'm a father of a 18 yr old. He goes to a nice christian highschool and is a senior. I found out that I was infected with hiv 5 yrs ago. Yes , out of fear I tried the meds, but my body will not tolerate them. I also decided, and this is... Read more »