Decreased insulin sensitivity is associated with the extent of coronary artery disease in patients with angina
Would anyone believe that this is only one of about 5 articles in the past few days linking insulin resistance to chronic diseases? Angina, stroke, liver failure…the list is literally endless. So why do I have to explain myself time and time again to patients who are clearly insulin resistant?
I know that I say that clinical practice lags the research by about 20-30 years, but is it truly this bad? Can something as devastating to human health as insulin resistance that is written up in peer reviewed medical journals by the scores still be ignored in clinical practice? I don’t really have an answer to this one.