To cure type 2 diabetes there needs to be less insulin at night
You’ve seen the horror pictures…………..
you’re motivated to control your blood sugar. You’re convinced SUGAR is the enemy and
you see INSULIN as the saviour. But is he ? Join us for this episode of BETTER BODY
CHEMISTRY TV as we explore why insulin, may NOT your knight in shining armour. Better
Body Chemistry TV is brought to you by Dr Sandy – a scientist turned gremlin buster,
HELPING YOU, battle sugar gremlins, heffa-lumps & other health horribles, through BETTER BODY
CHEMISTRY. Remember, small things can make a big difference to your health. The “success”
of bariatric surgery, as a treatment for type 2 diabetes, is forcing a re-think of the story.
Meta-analysis studies, show 80 % of people with type 2 diabetes, that undergo bariatric
surgery, experience a sustained reversal of type 2 diabetes. And significant weight loss
is not a pre-requisite, they’re “FIXED” within a week of the surgery, when very little
weight loss has occurred. Researchers from East Carolina University are trying to piece
together how bariatric surgery “fixes” type 2 diabetes. To do this, they enrolled
27 white ladies, into their study. Now 9 of the ladies were severely obese, but they weren’t
diabetic. They had an average BMI of 37.4. 9 of the ladies were severely obese and diabetic,
they had BMI on average of 44.8. And the final group of ladies, 9 of them, were healthy skinny
bean poles, with an average BMI of 22.9. Okay, only the obese ladies underwent bariatric
surgery. In this study, glucose and insulin levels were probed, the levels were checked
in the obese ladies, a week before they had the surgery, a week after they had their surgery
and 12 weeks (or 3 months) after the surgery. In the lean ladies, they were checked just
once, to get an idea of what NORMAL should be. Insulin helps keep fat cells “FAT”.
And the team found insulin was especially helpful in the obese people, but instead of
just helping out after a meal, insulin was helping day and night. This can be seen in
the blood work. In medical speak, this is fasting hyperinsulinemia. And this data showed,
people with diabetes have much higher insulin levels. Now these folks, didn’t just have
high insulin levels, they also had high fasting sugar levels…………….. not a big surprise,
this is DIABETES. The surprise……………ONE WEEK after bariatric surgery, the insulin
levels were NORMAL, and they remained normal. Yah ! But, type 2 diabetes is a sugar issue,
so were the sugar levels NORMAL ? Kinda. The ladies with type 2 diabetes, showed significant
improvements in their fasting sugar levels, and this was apparent a week after surgery.
The sugar levels weren’t perfect, but they were much better. And when these ladies tucked
into a “meal”, which included sugar, their sugar levels spiked, a little higher than
in the non-diabetic and skinny bean poles, but it returned to “normal”. Effectively,
the acute response to glucose was BETTER i.e. they had been “CURED” of type 2 diabetes.
But………….. they were still insulin resistant. Insulin sensitivity not normal.
When the team crunched the numbers, they found the “cured” type 2 diabetics did show
some improvement in insulin sensitivity, but they were still profoundly insulin resistant.
Mmmm……….. a week after surgery, fasting insulin levels were NORMAL. Response to glucose
was NORMAL. Insulin sensitivity was NOT NORMAL and weight was NOT NORMAL either. So insulin
resistance and obesity are NOT the cause, but the consequence of too much insulin, especially
too much insulin, in the “middle of the night”. The pancreas is …………………..”Giving
it’s all”. It’s pumping out copious amounts of insulin, day in and day out. Unfortunately,
when you’re running at full capacity, it’s impossible to give more. So, when a sugar
dump happens, courtesy of dinner, more insulin cannot be produced, resulting in a SUGAR SPIKE
of gargantuan proportions, which leads to all sorts of trouble – including a diagnosis
of TYPE 2 DIABETES. Why is the pancreas pumping out insulin ALL NIGHT ? Well who knows ? What
we do know, is “something” that is changed by the rewiring procedure in bariatric surgery,
must be the trigger. But what ? Bariatric surgery is a radical procedure………………
LOTS OF THINGS CHANGE. The size of the stomach is reduced. The gut is re-arranged so the
flow of nutrients and bile flow is changed. The gut nervous system is altered. The gut
hormones are changed. The gut residents are impacted. Hopefully, scientists will figure
out, what it is and devise strategies to stop the pancreas running full throttle 24/7, until
then………… The battle is not just against sugar, it is also against insulin, especially
insulin at night. For tips & strategies to help rein in insulin download our free report.
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