Why you should consider insulin resistance in acne patients

Metformin and low GI diet may help persistent acne

Insulin resistance may be an overlooked treatable factor for patients with persistent acne, a leading dermatologist says.


Approaches such as metformin and a low GI diet are now showing efficacy in managing patients with persistent acne, of whom almost 70% test positive for insulin resistance, according to Professor Dedee Murrell, head of dermatology at St George Hospital in NSW.

Speaking at Australian Doctor’s Dermatology Academy in Sydney last week, Professor Murrell said insulin resistance was a common