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My way of thinking has changed, I think!
Since, I have done a lot of research into lots of scientific papers and other reports on low carb diets and how insulin and glucose balance each other out if you have a normal biological digestive system.
Why do we call it a blood glucose disorder or insulin resistant?
Is it because it is easier as both have an effect on how diabetics and other conditions such as mine are diagnosed.
I know now that my balance between glucose and insulin are skewed, I have a blood insulin disorder.
My glucose is used quickly, and my pancreas keeps producing insulin.
I did have insulin resistance, before my diagnosis, before I lost my visceral fat and a hefty chunk of weight.
So what has changed my thinking?
I used to think that how my endocrine system works and why my body works with my meds, that I had a problem with my liver and the extra insulin was because after my glucose, glucagon and glycogen stores were used. Nothing could stop my pancreas from creating more insulin, it is widely thought that glucose, glucagon and glycogen are triggers for insulin. So why does my body not liver dump, as it would for a normal person?
Well, it's because I use all my reserves of the above hormones, so nothing can stop the insulin production.
So now that I realised that it's not my liver is not the problem and not the glucose, or the other hormones, it has to be my pancreas, that is out of kilter, because, it doesn't sense that my reserves of glucose etc have gone.
I am also aware that various types of diabetes have a similar problem, and the reverse as well.
Blood glucose is high and insulin resistance is low, the answer is reduce glucose by not eating carbs, because the carbs turn into glucose, that's logical! But, we have to have a few carbs, but, how much do we really need?
Well from my over two years of very low carbing, not much! I have lived really good on such low amount of carbs, mostly under 20gm per day. Even my specialist endocrinologist, agrees that whatever I'm doing is working!
So, where has my thinking really changed.
Some T2 diabetes can be caused by too much insulin in the blood leading to visceral fat being created by the excessive insulin, which causes insulin resistance., hence diabetes or some other blood glucose disorder.
If the cause of diabetes is caused by insulin, and by the foods that trigger, first glucose, then excess insulin, and because of the insulin resistance it creates more and swamps the blood with more, the vicious circle continues.
This leads me to think that a lot of prediabetic people can be insulin resistant but not have high blood glucose levels. Until the insulin resistance is so bad, that glucose levels rocket.
That is what happened to me.
Is it any wonder why patients can't get the right treatment for high insulin levels, when the doctors don't test for it. The high cost to surgeries for this test is why. Only endocrinologist and clinicians can order the tests when testing for whatever type the doctor may think you have, but most T2s never see a specialist.
They get dumped to a dsn or practice nurse that can only follow the NICE recommendations on treatment.
All carbs and sugars turn to glucose, that is the trigger!
So why do they recommend it, it's because of we must have quite a bit of glucose to feed our brain. Well, no we don't!
I get enough from my salad veg and the fat off natural meats, with little tidbits of fruit, nuts etc.
So now, that I know how my condition became so bad because of how my body used my hormonal response to carbs. What happens when glucose is removed from the body is the many symptomatic problems of Hypoglycaemia, which includes many mental health problems, including anxiety, depression, forgetfulness, memory loss, dizziness, muddled thinking, among many others.
So, as I've said, how much glucose do we need? To help our brain function properly and how low carb do we need to go to repair the damage that has been caused by high glucose, low insulin resistance and excess insulin?
Again, I have proven that to keep my condition in control, I have to very low carb, so I don't trigger the response from my out of control pancreas. I don't create insulin, I keep the amount of glucose, glucagon and glycogen my body and brain needs to function well. No carbs that create insulin, no visceral fat, no insulin resistance, good weight loss, healthy body and mind! That's me!
But I wish every diabetic could learn how hyperinsulinoma (excessive insulin) can be so bad for you.
I wish that every medical practitioner could learn how bad hyperinsulinoma can be!
I wish that there could be cheaper tests for it. And every susceptible person could be tested for insulinoma.
Just like you get regular tests for other conditions.
I believe that it is likely to be a huge cost savings to the health service.
I also believe that diet is paramount in treating most cases of newly diagnosed prediabetics and T2s, a lifestyle change to low carb is the answer for most patients. It works!
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