Diabetes and Insulin Resistance
Updated: Jan 17, 2019
A lot of people have been asking me about insulin resistance so I thought I would write a short blog to explain it. Insulin is a hormone that is secreted by our pancreas. One of its main function is to help process sugars in our blood. When we eat, food turns to sugars in our blood. Insulin is needed to help "transport" the sugars from our blood into our cells to be used as energy. In the case of insulin resistance, the body is unable to use the insulin, thus sugar remains high in blood. Insulin resistance is most commonly found in Type 2 diabetics.
So what causes insulin resistance? High intake of white, processed carbs and sugars! Consistent high sugars causes consistent high insulin which in turn makes our body RESISTANCE to the action of insulin. A similar analogy would be antibiotics resistance.... if you keep taking the same antibiotic, it doesn't work as well anymore as your body become resistant to the effect.
Insulin resistance also means that your pancreas has to work harder in pumping out MORE insulin. By the time a person is diagnosed with diabetes, at least 50% of their pancreas beta cells are damaged. To help reverse insulin resistance and improve blood sugars, start eating whole foods and move more! Call for a in depth consult and blood test analysis with us today!