Insulin resistance could be the reason you are having trouble losing weight. If you have a love/hate relationship with carbs, read this article to find out if you have or are at risk for insulin resistance.

Do you have insulin resistance? It’s hard to simply answer yes or no, even with a proper diagnosis.

Diagnosing Insulin Resistance

Before providing you the insulin resistance self-test, there are a few ways your Dr. can provide diagnosis of insulin resistance. These tests aren’t always conclusive and many times provide false-positives and/or false negatives.

Let’s take a look at 4 tests you could have your Dr. prescribe:

1. Waist Circumference

A relatively simple test that determines if you have a waist measurement greater than 35 inches.

2. Fasting Glucose Levels

One of the most common tests done that measure glucose levels after you’ve fasted for a few hours. If your blood sugar is higher than normal (75-100 mg/dl) you could have insulin resistance.