The assessment of insulin resistance in man.

  title={The assessment of insulin resistance in man.},
  author={Tara M. Wallace and David R. Matthews},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  volume={19 7},
BACKGROUND Insulin resistance exists when a normal concentration of insulin produces a less than normal biological response. The ability to measure insulin resistance is important in order to understand the aetiopathology of Type 2 diabetes, to examine the epidemiology and to assess the effects of intervention. METHODS We assess and compare methods of measurement and have undertaken a literature review from 1966 to 2001. RESULTS Quantitative estimates of insulin resistance can be obtained… CONTINUE READING