Dr. Handelsman shares what test a woman should ask for if she is suspicious that she might be insulin resistance.
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You know its very hard to look for a certain type of test, but when a woman wants to know what the risk for example, to develop in diabetes, then perhaps of course there is a family history. And so, you know sometimes we think that doing that two hours glucose tolerance test, will help for finding these risks, obviously doing a laboratory test looking at their liver function. Now the most prevailed condition coming with obesity today is fatty liver disease. So you’re now looking at the liver function is important. Looking at liquid parameters, triglyceride, good cholesterol, bad cholesterol to see what risk is there. As she gets older, she may also want to have a chest x-ray and EKG, know what her blood pressure is. So you know, it doesn’t take a lot, its truly basic health assessment which can help identify a lot out of that.