QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine):
“The Sugar Bowl” – At its very core, T2DM can be understood as too much glucose and too much insulin. The solution becomes immediately obvious. We must lower the insulin and lower the glucose. The sugar is not just in the blood. That’s only part of the problem. There’s too much sugar in our entire body.
Imagine our body is a sugar bowl. When we are born, our sugar bowl is empty. Over decades, if we eat too much of the wrong things – sugary cereals, desserts and white bread, the sugar bowl gradually fills until it is completely filled. The next time you eat, sugar comes in, but the bowl is full, so it spills out into the blood. It’s like packing your clothes into a suitcase. At first, the clothes go without any trouble. After a certain point, though, it becomes just impossible to jam in those last 2 T-shirts. You can’t close the suitcase. The luggage is now ‘resistant’ to the clothes. It’s much harder to pack those last 2 T-shirts compared to the first two. It’s the same overflow phenomenon. The cell is filled to bursting with glucose, so trying to force more in is difficult and requires much higher doses of insulin. When the insulin levels are unable to keep pace with the increasing resistance, blood sugars rise and T2DM is diagnosed. Your doctor prescribes a medication such as insulin. But insulin does not rid the body of that excess sugar. Instead, it simply takes the blood sugar and rams it back into the liver. The liver doesn’t want it either, so it ships it out to all the other organs – the kidneys, the nerves, the eyes, and the heart. Much of this extra sugar will also just get turned into fat.
The problem, of course, has not been solved – the sugar bowl is still overflowing.”
NOTE (my commentary)
At its very core, T2DM can be understood as too much glucose and too much insulin.
The cell is filled to bursting with glucose, so trying to force more in is difficult and requires much higher doses of insulin.
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?
 “Diabetes Unpacked: Just Science and Sense. No Sugar Coating” by Tim Noakes, Jason Fung, Nina Teicholz, Malcolm Kendrick, Zoë Harcombe, Robert Cywes, Jeff Gerber, Ivor Cummins, David Unwin, Caryn Zinn – Chapter Three: What causes Type 2 diabetes? – Dr Jason Fung. Page 15.
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