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Doctor insights on: Natural Food For Insulin Production

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Should insulin be taken before food?

Should insulin be taken before food?

Depends: Rapid acting insulins such a humalog/novolog should be taken 15 minutes or less before food. Regular insulin, which hopefully not many people are still using, should be taken about 30 minutes before food. Basal Insulin such as Lantus (insulin glargine) should be taken at the same time of day each day, but has no relationship to food. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can you please discuss the consequence of the raising up of insulin level( after taking food)?

Can you please discuss the consequence of the raising up of insulin level( after taking food)?

Insulin: The Insulin level rises in order to store excess carbohydrates that were consumed at your last meal. The body only uses about 35 grams of carbs at one sitting. The rest get stored and Insulin is responsible for making the storage happen. ...Read more

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What foods increase insulin sensitivity?

What foods increase insulin sensitivity?

Various supplements: Clinical research has shown that several supplements, including chromium, magnesium, lipoid acid, vanadium can improve the body's response to insulin. Certain foods such as cinnamon, nopal cactus, and bitter melon can also enhance Insulin sensitivity and thereby lower blood sugar. This list is not complete, and each person's response varies. Don't stop diabetes meds if you do use any of these. ...Read more

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Can someone with diabetes live for months with insulin but without food?

Can someone with diabetes live for months with insulin but without food?

Probably not: Even persons without diabetes need food to survive for many months. Even when persons with insulin-dependent diabetes (whether type 1 or type 2) are not eating it is still important that they take some Insulin to prevent their body from going into ketoacidosis. However prolonged starvation is not good for anyone. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about insulin, how can we increase production of insulin from pencreas ?

Insulin: Insulin is a protein hormone made only in beta cells in the pancreas. It's production and release from beta cells is stimulated by rising blood glucose, by the gut hormone GLP-1, by nerve traffic initiated in the CNS & peripherally, by sulfonylurea drugs, and by GLP-1 agonist drugs. Insulin mediates glucose uptake by responsive tissues and storage as glycogen in liver & muscle. Need insulin to liv ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is insulin, how can we increase production of insulin from pencreas ?

Depends: Hi. Insulin is a protein hormone that stimulates glucose uptake and storage of glycogen in liver and muscle, and storage of fat in adipose. If you're not diabetic, your body makes the perfect amount of insulin to keep blood sugar normal and store some energy. Type 1's can't make insulin. Type 2's can't make enough to keep blood sugar normal. Sulfonylurea drugs increase insulin secretion in type 2 ...Read more

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Can we serve a normal food to a diabetic taking insulin injection twice a day?

Can we serve a normal food to a diabetic taking insulin injection twice a day?

Yes: As long as the carbohydrates are accounted for in giving the injection of Insulin the person with Insulin requiring dm will do fine. ...Read more

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