The question of How to Measure Insulin Resistance comes up now and again, this seems a good thread to put Dr Naiman's new suggestion. (At least new to me
) The studies related to accuracy of a TyG Index have taken place over the past ten years, but first time seen Ted Naiman suggest using it.
"TyG Index: easiest lab test for insulin resistance!
IR == running out of energy storage space and then having too much in circulation.
But you have measures of the energy in your bloodstream: glucose, and triglycerides!"
It is a super simple Index from standard blood work, trigs and glucose. The confidence in its sensitivity compares well with the other methods like Trig/ HDL, HOMA-IR. With super low trigs, my Index result isn’t very sensitive, but adding this newer way to measure IR here....Maybe others can see a difference.
The Index can also be used to identify people at Risk of NAFLD or Metabolic Syndrome.
Dr Naiman has added a tab for it to this website, on Twitter, etc.
The calculator itself was not loading onto my tablet, so I used this one:
The Salazar study from 2014 that some refer to is: https://www.sciencedirect.com/scien...173509314001846
Though Salazar has others on same topic.