How many of you have been told or discovered that you have a defective 1st phase insulin release?
I discovered that my 1st phase insulin release (the insulin that is released during the 1st 2 hours after eating) is defective or nearly non existent. I say this because if I shoot insulin and sit on my butt or sleep, my blood sugars aren't affected much at all, but if I move around, my blood sugars can be quite normal. Much depends on what I eat and what kind of activity I do.
If I eat an all meat meal, don't shoot insulin, and sit on my butt, my blood sugars are quite manageable.
I also discovered that my 2nd phase insulin release is defective and I may also have some insulin resistance (due to insulin related weight gain).
So, how many of you out there have either been told that you have the same problems I do or what did your doctor tell you what the cause of your diabetes was? What did the doctor suggest you do to help control the problem?
A blanket term of 'insulin resistance' is not a real diagnosis unless they did C-Peptide tests and insulin levels tests. Such a diagnosis without actual tests or a history of insulin use vs. blood sugar tests means your doctor is just being lazy.
Do you know your ISF? That stands for Insulin Sensitivity Factor. A ratio of how much insulin vs the carbs you eat. This too can vary widely from meal to meal and time of day. If you are familiar with geometry, you generally have 3 axis - x,y,z. Each letter would correspond to diet (x), exercise (y), and insulin production/use (z). Goal is to have your diabetes at these coordinates: 1,1,1 or any equal ratio such as 5,5,5 or 10,10,10, etc. I could probably devise some sort of complex model to incorporate other factors if I feel froggy enough to do it.
"Controlling blood sugars with diet, exercise, and insulin/medications is like walking a tight rope with squirmy kids on your shoulders"
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