homeostatic model assessment for insulin resistance (HOMA - IR)

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Homeostatic model assessment for insulin resistance (HOMA - IR)

  • based on fasting glucose and insulin measurements;
  • derived from the product of the insulin and glucose values divided by a constant, that is, calculated by using the following formula:

    • fasting glucose (mg/dL) X fasting insulin (µU/mL) / 405 (for SI units: fasting glucose (mmol/L) X fasting insulin (µU/L) / 22.5)

    • a value greater than 2 indicates insulin resistance

     

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Last reviewed 10/2020

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