Insulin Sensitivity, insulin resistance and insulin unresponsiveness – By Dr harold Gunatillake Website: www.Doctorharold.com There are over 400 million Diabetics in the world. Two million diabetics in Sri Lanka Studies done by Sri Lanka diabetic association and Kins College London have found that 20% of Sri Lankans have abnormal blood sugar levels. Primary risk factor for diabetes………. If you have diabetes or want to know about diabetes, the two words- insulin sensitivity and resistance- must be well understood to understand and control diabetes. Insulin resistance and insulin sensitivity are two sides of the same coin. If you have insulin resistance, you have low insulin sensitivity. Conversely, if you are sensitive to insulin, you have low insulin resistance. While insulin resistance is harmful to your health, insulin sensitivity is beneficial in non-diabetics. Your insulin sensitivity determines the amount of insulin your body needs to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. The more severe ...

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What is the significance of the HbA1C Test? – by Dr harold Gunatillake Transcript: It’s one of the commonly used tests to diagnose prediabetes and diabetes and is also the primary test to help you and your health care team manage your diabetes. Higher A1C levels are linked to diabetes complications, so reaching and maintaining your individual A1C goal is crucial if you have diabetes. Sugar (glucose), a primary source of energy to your body, floats in your blood from the carbs you eat, like fuel needed for energy to run your car. The levels fluctuate every minute of your lifetime. Still, the body maintains a normal range through the secretion of two pancreatic hormones, insulin and glucagon. Insulin is released when the glucose level in your blood rise, and glucagon is released when your blood glucose level falls, causing the liver to release stored glucose as glycogen into the ...

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 FSOQ: Supporting Brisbane doctors’ initiative to help Sri Lanka with urgent medical supplies Cancer drugs, Insulin, antibiotics, anaesthetics and emergency medications are in short-supply and urgently needed! The following team of doctors in Brisbane are in contact with the MSD (Medical Supplies Division) of the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka to donate these drugs immediately through pre- approved suppliers. Dr. Kanchanamala Ranasinghe Dr. Akila Samarakkody Dr. Sisira Gunaratne We request your support for this urgent appeal! We will pay the suppliers direct and the MSD will distribute these supplies to public hospitals on a priority basis. For more info: Jayantha Weerasekera FSOQ 0422368851; Sidath Wijethunga 0470107509; Nande Tennekoon, FSOQ; 0423845669 Uditha Manage, SAQ 0402143051. Please contribute to the following FSOQ account. Please indicate your name and reference: ‘medical supplies’ Account Name: Federation of Sri Lankan organisations of Queensland Inc FSOQ Bank: Suncorp bank BSB: 484- 799 Account Number: 506548040 CONTACT: ...

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