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How To Treat Insulin Resistance When You Have Hiv

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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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Losing Belly Fat due to Meds

I've been trying to lose weight due to protease Inhibitors and some other meds that raise triglycerides. My Doctor saying that i'm starting to be at risk for diabetes. What type of diet is best for decreasing belly fat?Thanks
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...fat, increases blood cholesterol and refined sugars, and alcohol increase triglycerides. Fiber, on the other hand, may control insulin resistance and may help decrease abdominal fat.Nutrition experts say that the kind of fat eaten is as important... Read more »

Normal Diabetes

I've been POZ for over 14 years. My diabetes was found a couple of years ago after several years of HAART. Doctors seem to treat my diabetes just as they would for any 'regular' diabetic. I've become highly insulin resistant even though I'm on two...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Many of the protease inhibitors used 4-5 years ago had more of a tendency to aggravate insulin resistance then more contempary regimens used today in the US. There likely is a variation from person to person in whether certain HIV Read more »

Information you requested to fully answer Q on insulin resistance and biopsy results

Dear Dr. Henry, Many thanks for your response to my Q whether my PCP was right when he said that, if glucose levels were within normal, there was no need to do an insulin resistance test. I asked if you agreed and you asked for more details on my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...elevated lipids as well). That could indicate some increased tendency to have those problems aggravated if and when certain HIV meds are started. Your immune system is in good spot from the CD4 count perspective by the angular cheilitis may... Read more »

lipodystrophy treatment

Do you have any experience or knowledge regarding the use of Avandia in patients who have normal blood sugars to treat central fat accumulation or depletion of facial fat?
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...In a word, nope. This type of drug will combat insulin resistance but has not really been studied in HIV-associated lipodystrophy. One study with a similar drug, metformin, did show good results Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Insulin Resistance and Diabetes

... Introduction Blood Glucose Abnormalities: The Basics Insulin Resistance and HIV Causes of Blood Glucose Disorders Diagnosis and Monitoring Management of Blood Glucose Abnormalities Conclusion Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...both men and women) or other areas. Metabolic changes can include increases in blood fats or lactic acid. Some people get "insulin resistance." Blood fats include cholesterol and triglycerides. Lactic acid is produced when glucose... Read more »
The Body PRO

Abnormalities of Fat Distribution and Insulin Resistance

...use, which is longer in the HIV-infected patients this side of the Pacific Ocean. The Korean patients already have evidence of insulin resistance and hypertrigliceridemia, which are probably early markers of things that are coming. In any case,... Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...Specifically, the protease inhibitors (PIs) can make it difficult for insulin to get glucose into the cells. This is called insulin resistance. It can lead to pre-diabetes and diabetes. Some studies show that HIV+ women on PIs are three times... Read more »
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