Category Archives: Insulin Resistance

Type 3 Diabetes

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP We have all heard about diabetes and how prevalent it is becoming in our country, especially Type 2. This condition, although commonly called “adult-onset diabetes”, actually affects people of all ages, and is connected to a diet high in sugar, lack of exercise, and even some environmental factors. But just […]

Insulin Resistance In Women

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Insulin resistance is so pervasive today that we evaluate nearly every woman who visits our clinic to determine her level of risk. Most are taken aback when they learn they either already have the condition or are well on their way to developing it. Experts estimate that 25% of all […]

Having A Sweet Tooth – Fact Or Fiction?

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Have you ever been with a group of friends or co-workers and had someone say they just have to have something sweet?  Does a family member talk about her sweet tooth?  Do you? Some women are fully aware of their cravings for sugar and their sugar intake – and some […]

Insulin Resistance? What Is It And How We Can Heal

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP You feel tired, hungry, and are gaining weight. The afternoon “blahs” are part of your daily life. Maybe you feel thirstier, or wake up at night and need to go to the bathroom. These symptoms are some of the most common we hear at Women to Women, and may be […]

Are You At Risk For Type 2 Diabetes?

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Everyone has a distinctive family history and background. Depending on our genetics, some of us may be able to get away with practicing poor lifestyle habits such as high-sugar diets and little exercise, while others will begin to experience the harsher effects of this type of negative life style, such […]

Risk Factors For Diabetes

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Who is at risk for type 2 diabetes? Everyone has a distinctive family history and background. Depending on our genetics, some of us may be able to get away with practicing poor lifestyle habits such as high-sugar diets and little exercise, while others will begin to experience the harsher effects […]

Insulin Resistance – The Signs and Symptoms

By Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN NP You are at the highest risk for developing this condition if you have a family history of type 2 diabetes or if you have suffered from gestational diabetes, hypertension, or are seriously overweight. See our articles on diabetes risk factors for more specifics. Apple-shaped women, or those who tend to […]

How Insulin Resistance Develops

By Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Our metabolism evolved eons ago, when our diet included fewer (and more complex) carbohydrates. Today most calories in an average diet come in the form of carbohydrates, and most of those are simple carbohydrates — sugars that quickly enter the bloodstream. The body has to release high levels of insulin […]

The Pillars Of Diabetes Control

By Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN NP How many times have you reached for a cookie or a bag of potato chips after a bad day? We’ve all been there, and I’m the first to admit that these foods feel good in the short-term. But preventing diabetes means focusing on long-term solutions — nutrition, exercise, balance! In […]

Insulin Resistance – Our Love Affair With Sugar

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Most women I talk with at the clinic and in my personal life have experienced sugar cravings, no matter what time of year — or time of the month. Whether it’s having a taste for something sweet after dinner each night or speeding to your local supermarket for the biggest […]

What Is Insulin Resistance?

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Here are the topics in this article: Why everyone should be concerned about insulin resistance How your metabolism becomes insulin resistant Insulin resistance in menopause Signs and symptoms of insulin resistance How to restore insulin sensitivity Insulin resistance — also called syndrome X or metabolic syndrome— is so pervasive today […]

Insulin Resistance – How To Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP What women should know about lowering their risk of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome It’s sad to me that most of the women we see at our clinic either aren’t concerned about type 2 diabetes — or they already have it. I so wish that all women in the […]