Insulin Resistance Indicators

For various reasons (some rational, some not so much) I’m sort of invested in not being a Type 1 who also has insulin
resistance. My indicators of this are that I am in normal range weight wise and more important that I am

fairly insulin sensitive. Before I started on Symlin my TDD never went over 25, now it is often in the teens. My ISF is 45.

My use has only gone up a small amount since I started insulin two 1/2 years ago, and some of that can be attributed to the fact that, as LADA, I still made some of my own insulin then and none now I’m

sure.I have only had diabetes for four years. If someone else posted these stats I would tell them it didn’t look like they had IR.

But in the last 2 years I’ve slowly gained 10 pounds, despite never over-eating and staying under 100 carbs.

I’ve started on Symlin to hopefully lose that 10, but at least to prevent myself from gaining anymore. So far, unlike

so many others I hear using Symlin, I haven’t lost a pound! I just raised my dose to 120 units last

week (a typical dose for a Type 2 - with insulin resistance) so we’ll see if that helps. I’ve had a hard time

losing weight since my 40s (I’m now 62) but just figured that was typical of women as we age. But I’m

starting to wonder if that accounts for it all, as other women my age DO lose weight!

Also, my I:C ratios before Symlin were down to 1:6, 1:7 and 1:18, which looks like some IR in the earlier

part of the day. (On Symlin I’m up to 1:12, 1:14 and 1:30 - which is great!).

So despite my block against thinking I have IR, I’m wondering about it. I don’t know that I’d do anything

different if I figured out I did have it, but it would explain the difficulty losing weight.

So any thoughts on the subject?