10-31.40 Insulin transports sugar from the blood into the body

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine): 

Insulin has moved sugar from the blood (where you could see it) into the body (where you couldn’t see it). The underlying problem is unchanged. So, the very next time you eat, the exact same thing happens. Sugar comes in, spills out into the blood and you inject insulin to cram the sugar back into the body. This works for a while, but eventually, the body fills up with sugar, too. Now, that dose of insulin cannot force any more sugar into the body. Blood glucose starts to rise again and you go to the doctor. Instead of getting rid of the toxic sugar load, he doubles the dose of insulin. If your luggage doesn’t close, the solution is to empty it out, not use more force. If the cell is overloaded with sugar, you should empty it out, instead of using more insulin to force it in. The higher dose of medication helps, for a time. Blood sugars go down as you force your body to gag down even more sugar. But eventually, this dose fails as well. Then your doctor gives you ever increasing doses of insulin.” …

But we do the exact same thing in the current standard care of T2DM. If we understand that too much sugar in the blood is toxic, why can’t we understand that too much sugar in the body is also toxic? [1]

NOTE (my commentary)

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Insulin has moved sugar from the blood (where you could see it) into the body (where you couldn’t see it). The underlying problem is unchanged.

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This works for a while, but eventually, the body fills up with sugar, too. Now, that dose of insulin cannot force any more sugar into the body.

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If we understand that too much sugar in the blood is toxic, why can’t we understand that too much sugar in the body is also toxic?

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STRATEGY:

DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
1. What gets your attention?
2. What does it say about Reality? (Any misperceptions to correct?)
3. What does it say that I need to obey? (What should be added to my strategy?)
4. How can I incorporate what is true into my Disciplines? (Specific methods?)
5. What questions do I have for the experts? What might be the answers?

SOURCE – Footnotes:
[1] Chapter Three: What causes Type 2 diabetes? – Dr Jason Fung, in Diabetes Unpacked: Just Science and Sense. No Sugar Coating by Tim Noakes, Jason Fung, et. al.

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Fung-10-31.40 Origin: Last Revision: 07/21/2020

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