Insulin Resistance: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment


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What is the role of insulin in the body?

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1. What is the definition of insulin resistance?

2. Risk factors for insulin resistance include which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What does it mean to be insulin resistant and can this condition be reversed? You will need to be familiar with these topics in order to successfully complete the questions presented in this quiz and corresponding worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Role of insulin in the body
  • Definition of insulin resistance and risk factors for developing this condition
  • Ways to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Amount of exercise needed to reduce insulin resistance

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson regarding what insulin resistance is and what the symptoms are
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what insulin does when the body is functioning normally
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the ways in which insulin resistance can be reversed

Additional Learning

To learn more about this condition, review the accompanying lesson called Insulin Resistance: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Indicate what insulin does
  • Describe what insulin resistance is and its risk factors
  • Provide information about treatments for this condition
  • List ways in which it can be reversed