insulin

The Dragon’s Tail

What if I told you that insulin is a dragon? I’ve heard similar analogies over the years, although to some people diabetes is the dragon.. Recently a related analogy sprang to mind, so please bear with me: A monster of immense power if you will. Treat a dragon with respect: it can kill you, but …

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Hyperinsulinaemia

A long word that basically means “too much insulin in the blood”. Hyperinsulinaemia is especially associated with Type 2 Diabetes and insulin resistance, where the body’s response to insulin is reduced, and higher-than-normal insulin levels are needed to get the required effect. But it can apparently also be involved with Type 1 (allegedly not just …

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