What is Insulin Resistance?

Understanding and identifying insulin resistance is important in children with too much weight for good health. If you have been told that your child has insulin resistance, you have probably wanted to know what that means, how it happened, and what can be done about it. Insulin resistance is becoming a more common medical condition these […]

Insulin Resistance: Why Won’t This Dirt Wash Off?

In some people, insulin resistance can cause a darkened pigmentation to develop on certain areas of the skin. This condition is called acanthosis nigricans. It is most commonly seen around the neck, the armpits, knees, or elbows. In children, parents may think acanthosis nigricans is dirt that doesn’t wash off the skin no matter how hard they scrub. Researchers […]