The Impact Of Insulin Resistance On The Course Of Bipolar Disorder
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Kathleen is a research assistant at the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

                       

The Impact Of Insulin Resistance On The Course Of Bipolar Disorder

Type 2 diabetes is two to three times more prevalent among people with bipolar disorder than among the general population, with over half of all people with bipolar disorder having either insulin resistance (also known as “pre-diabetes”) or type 2 diabetes. The development of type 2 diabetes typically follows a progression from normal glucose metabolism to insulin resistance, then glucose intolerance, and eventually diabetes.  Previous studies by our research group at Dalhousie University have demonstrated that people with bipolar disorder...

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