Hi On a severe Atkins diet with my genetics (glucose tolerance test rises for over 2 hours and then heads south, do not necessarily lose weight on a severe Atkins diet, many people in the near east do this), that my body is turning on insulin resistance until my blood sugar rises (what ever that means) and signaling the pancrase to do its thing. If you want I can give all sorts of reasons why this is likely so. The question arrises how does my body do this. Is there some chemical needed for sugar to become fat other than insulin which could be substituted or done without. Do you have any knowledge of what happens when a person becomes a severe type 2 diabetic? Could my body turn that on and off. Yes I am simulating a severe type 2 diabetic on a strict Atkins diet.