How do I know if I'm insulin resistant? A relatively easy way is to calculate the Triglyceride / HDL-C ratio. If this ratio is greater than 3.5, you are most probably insulin resistant and also at high risk for cardiovascular diseases. A low-carb diet can improve almost all your abnormal lab data.
People with the following disorders may benefit from low-carb (ketogenic in some) diet:
Insulin resistance / metabolic syndrome
Type 2 diabetes
Polycystic ovary syndrome
Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome