42 N+S The body develops resistance to protect us from too much insulin.

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine): 

“What is Insulin Resistance protecting us from?
The very name reveals the answer. Insulin Resistance. It’s a reaction against excessive insulin. The body develops resistance to protect us from the too much insulin. Said another way, insulin causes insulin resistance. But the primary problem is the excessive insulin, not the insulin resistance. The tissues (heart, nerves, kidney, eyes) are all increasing their resistance to protect themselves from insulin’s toxic delivery. The disease is not insulin resistance. The disease is hyperinsulinemia.” [1]

NOTE (my commentary)

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Insulin Resistance. It’s a reaction against excessive insulin.

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The tissues (heart, nerves, kidney, eyes) are all increasing their resistance to protect themselves from insulin’s toxic delivery.

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STRATEGY:

DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets my attention?
Do I understand the need or problem?
Do I understand the potential solution?
Do I understand how to apply that strategy?
What questions do I have for the experts? What might be the answers?
Who needs to hear this?
What do I do next?

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. Kindle location 988.

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