10-31.37 Insulin resistance protects the cell from the toxic levels of glucose that the insulin is trying to shove in.

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine): 

“We accept that excessive glucose in the blood is harmful, but why wouldn’t this also be toxic in the tissues of the body, too? Insulin doesn’t actually get rid of the glucose but moves it out of the blood and forces it into the tissues. If you have too much garbage, you need to throw it out, not merely move it around in the same house. The same applies to the excessive glucose. Instead of eliminating the glucose from the body, insulin merely moves it from the blood into the body. The body will naturally try to protect itself against this excessive glucose load by refusing it.

Imagine that you live on a street in DiabetesVille. Each house is like a cell. Insulin normally opens the door to deliver glucose daily. Every day, insulin delivers a little bit of glucose, which the house burns for heat. Now insulin starts to deliver ten times the normal daily amount. Pretty soon, the houses fill up with glucose. There’s just way, way too much. Yet still, everyday insulin comes around to deliver another load of way too much glucose. After a few years, you’d say, “I don’t want all this toxic glucose” and refuse insulin’s attempt to deliver more. That’s insulin resistance! It’s not a bad thing, it’s a good thing. Insulin resistance protects the cell from the toxic levels of glucose that the insulin is trying to shove in.” [1]

NOTE (my commentary)

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Insulin doesn’t actually get rid of the glucose but moves it out of the blood and forces it into the tissues.

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It’s not a bad thing, it’s a good thing. Insulin resistance protects the cell from the toxic levels of glucose that the insulin is trying to shove in.

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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-10-31.37 Origin: Last Revision: 07/21/2020

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