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    Insulin resistance in type 1 diabetics
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    An_248987 posted:
    I was wondering if insulin resistance can occur in type 1 diabetics.
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    nutrijoy responded:
    Insulin resistance is a well-known characteristic of type 2 diabetes but a study has found that type 1 diabetics can develop this disorder as well. Source: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, February 2010
     
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    LyleWright responded:
    Yes!
    Sorry I do not have any links or data to back me up and surprised by there not being more of a response to your post. Maybe I am missing something?
    For me, insulin resistance is best observed by the need for half of my "normal" amount of insulin for the 24 to 48 hours after a good bicycle ride.
    You have to factor exercise into your calculations.
     
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    mrscora01 responded:
    Some type 1s do get insulin resistance and are put on metformin. It is sometimes known as double diabetes.

    Cora
    T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008


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