Insulin and diabetes

The high carbohydrate diet, 300 grams/day, recommended by doctors treating diabetics has a lot of problems, given that diabetics lack glucose demand. Taking insulin to keep blood sugar controlled transfers the problem of the unneeded, orphaned glucose, circulating in the bloodstream, to the cells that are forced to take up glucose they do not need. Lack of glucose demand is a big part of what doctors misleadingly call “insulin resistance.” Of course to doctors that cellular problem is invisible, while the problem of high blood sugar, THE PROBLEM, is all too visible. So doctors play magician and the patients suffer the consequences of this dangerous slight of hand.

If only common sense ruled!

If only doctors understood metabolism! We must create a demand for sugar and fat before putting sugar, i.e. carbohydrates, in any form in our mouths. If there is a real demand for sugar in our muscles, there is usually little problem disposing of the blood sugar, and when the sugar is taken up by the cells, they have glycogen synthesis, fatty acid synthesis, pentose phosphate pathway and glycolysis/respiration to dispose of it.

When there is way too little demand for sugar and fat in the muscles, most of the sugar forced into cells by injected insulin is fermented to lactic acid, which is converted back to blood sugar by the liver and kidneys. Not exactly a sensible solution to the problem of high blood sugar.

Insulin, anyone?


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