Insulin Resistance Risk Assessment (Screening)

Insulin Resistance Risk Assessment (Screening)

This mini-assessment will indicate if you are at general risk for developing or have developed Insulin Resistance. If so, it is worth your time and energy to then move to the complete assessment for more specific information. There Are also screening questions for adrenal and thyroid function, as well as weight loss resistance to indicate any potential involvement they might play in your insulin resistance and health in general.


Section 1: Family, Genetic or Lifestyle Risk Factors

Family, genetic, or lifestyle risk factors for Insulin resistance are below, please mark all that apply and keep track of your points you accumulate:
Have you tried to lose weight recently doing what you know works for you without success or feeling worse?
How many separate times have you tried dieting to lose weight in your adult life?

Section 2: Prednisone and corticosteroid history (synthetic cortisol)

Taking it now
Last 2 years
Last 3-5 years
Last 5-10 years
What happens when you stop caffeine intake? (artificial adrenaline). Mark all that apply:
Metabolic Health Numbers: Please mark all that apply to you. If you don't know your exact numbers, please give your best estimate/guess.

Section 3: Metabolic Risk Indicators

Metabolic Risk Indicators: Please Indicate which applies to you:
How do you feel if you go a half day without eating? Mark all that apply:

Section 4

Please indicate if you ever had any issues with addiction to any of the following. Every item mark is equivalent to 1 point.

Never an issue

Section 5

Which of the following is accurate about your regular sleep patterns: Mark all that apply. Every item marked is equivalent to 1 point except None.

Section 6: How many times per week do you...

Exercise for 30 minutes or more
Take a nap
Go for walks
Drink more than 60 oz of water
Practice breathing exercises

0-7: Points:
Indicates you do not have any sign of clear Insulin Resistance according to the parameters we used here. Keep doing what you are doing and live now as if you have IR to avoid it.

7 or 9 Points:
This score shows you are leaning towards developing IR over the next 5 years if you don’t work to reverse the cellular damage that may have already been done. We all have that to consider. Sleep is a fundamental focus for you, as are eliminating snacks, following an Insulin Friendly eating plan, and maintaining regular exercise. Basic fasting concepts of meal timing, spacing and Intermittent Fasting would be beneficial.

10 to 18 Points:
You have the clear markers for Insulin Resistance and possibly Metabolic Syndrome which statistically progresses to type 2 diabetes in 5-8 years.The full Insulin Resistance Assessment would benefit you and give you strong understanding of the process that has lead you to this score. It’s time to find a structured approach or program to slow the progression and work to reverse it on a cellular level. Your efforts would be best served by a rotational fasting plan, change to an Insulin Friendly Living eating plan, intensity exercise, stress resilience, and prioritizing sleep. All of which are incorporated in the Insulin Friendly Living Metabolic Health Recovery 6-month program if interested.

19 to 27 Points:
No time for a second opinion or to “think” on it. You will have to start a structured program including changing what you eat, when you eat, a physical activity including intensity exercise, sleep enhancement, and stress resilience. A 6 to 12 month structured program will serve you best. Extended fasting is the only thing shown to restore the pancreatic cells that produce and regulate insulin as well as the cellular mechanics that transport glucose and fat to your cells that are damaged. The full Insulin Resistance Assessment will give you more information and gauge any efforts you make to improve this. A professionally guided program is strongly suggested with special consideration for other health issues, medications, and health history. The Insulin Friendly Living 6-month Metabolic Health Recovery program would address all of these if interested.