We have a thread on our forum titled Metabolic Syndrome / Syndrome X / Insulin Resistance. Thankfully several esteemed herbalist have written about this common condition. An estimated 86 million American adults have prediabetes. Only a partial number of those with insulin resistance will go on to develop diabetes but insulin resistance itself will cause a host of other problems.
Paul Bergner, from his article on Syndrome X, provides us the salient warning that treatment must be carried out with discipline:
The treatment has three legs, all of which must be done simultaneously:
-Supplement the nutritional factors whose deficiencies lead to insulin resistance.
-Enagage in a minimum of 15-20 minutes of resistance-type exercise most days.
-Eat a low carbohydrate diet.