Insulin Resistance: Sensitivity and Specificity
Introduction: As opposed to overt Diabetes. Insulin resistance is a component of the metabolic syndrome, along with hypertension, obesity, and dyslipidemia.
Gold standard is euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp, where a constant insulin infusion is given and a separate glucose infusion is titrated to euglycemia. The lower the amount of glucose needed, the more insulin resistant a person is.