Insulin resistance is not genetic. Insulin resistance is not permanent. Re-sensitizing your cell's insulin receptors, or reversing insulin resistance takes effort, but is it achievable, and it may take as little as 3 days to do it.
Forget breakfast as you currently know it. Most people eat dessert for breakfast. You can't continue eating that way if you want to improve insulin sensitivity. Forget sweetened coffee. Forget any diet soft drink at all, forget consuming any artificial sweetener, and forget anything that contains the excitotoxin called MSG (a "flavor enhancer"). Excito-toxins wreck your brain.
Once your doctors want you to treat your insulin resistance with insulin injections, they have gone into short term crisis care. Insulin treatment for type II diabetes (T2D) shows they don't know what else they can do to get your blood sugar down. It is a last ditch effort to push your high blood sugar down. The problem is your insulin is also too high, but they would be giving you more insulin on top of that in an attempt to lower your hyperglycemia (high blood glucose). Does this make sense to you as a long-term treatment? Of course not! This is crisis care. It is meant for an emergency.
How to guarantee insulin resistance for the rest of your life
Your blood glucose is high because your cells are resistant to your own insulin from extended times where your insulin was way too high. Treatment with more insulin (except for an emergency) is an insane long-term treatment plan; where insulin treatments are given over the course of many weeks, months, or years. Insulin injections for T2D (Type II Diabetes) treatment is a guarantee that you will remain insulin resistant for the rest of your life. When it gets real bad, you get insulin resistance in your brain. This is now called Type III diabetes or Type 3 diabetes - diabetes in your brain.
“Remission of type 3 diabetes is a practical target for primary care.” (*)
If your T2D is that bad, you have to bring down your insulin levels by water fasting until your blood sugar levels normalize, and then continuing on a modified fast for 3 days. Insulin resistance will never resolve by treating it with more insulin. You need to reverse insulin resistance. Our goal is to bring you into remission from T2D and remission from Type 3 Diabetes.
Just like it takes 3 days to get over sugar cravings, it also takes 3 days to make a dent in your insulin resistance. You just have to make the commitment for 3 days.
You will only drink a mixture of water, lemon, apple cider vinegar and a tiny amount of maple syrup on an hourly basis. Just a sip every hour. You can drink plain water in between your sips of your cocktail, but your only food during the fast is your lemon/ACV/maple syrup drink every hour. Just a few sips should be enough.
Of course you would be monitoring your blood glucose during this modified, 3 day fast. If it is still riding too high, cut the maple syrup by half or sip less of your cocktail and drink more plain water. If you see your blood sugar dipping too low, you need more, maybe even twice as much as you were sipping, but don't add more maple syrup. Monitoring your blood glucose is necessary during your fast.
You probably want to just mix everything in a large, liter and a half container. That's the amount you would drink over a whole day. Put the juice of a half lemon in purified water or spring water, add about 1-2 Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and about a half teaspoon (or less) of pure maple syrup, not artificial maple syrup. Carry it wherever you go. Every half hour, or every hour you will take a sip or a few sips. You are using a lot less than a half cup each time you take a sip or two. Do this for 3 days. Monitor, monitor, monitor. After the 3 days, if your blood sugar levels look substantially better, you can move on to a low carbohydrate diet: cutting-out the foods I mentioned above, and avoiding bread, potatoes, pasta or rice.
You might get a really tired feeling, that's OK, just get the rest you need. You might feel an extreme desire to eat something sweet. That's the sugar cravings that were created by eating sugar in the first place. Stay on course.
Reversing Type II Diabetes Helps with Metabolic Syndrome
High blood pressure, high abdominal fat and overweight, cholesterol issues and insulin resistance are the hallmarks of metabolic syndrome. These are also related to stroke, heart attack, COPD and congestive heart failure, muscle loss (sarcopenia) as you get older, autoimmune diseases, depression, bipolar, and the list keeps going.
Good luck if you think you can manage this all on your own. It would be much easier and faster if you would let me find the many possible things that your body needs to be stronger/better/healthier. We use clinical nutritional supplementation that can improve insulin sensitivity (reversing insulin resistance) and help you achieve your goals much faster compared to when you try to do it all by yourself. You have a much better chance of improvement when we do this together. Call for your appointment.
In support of your health, Barry J. Lieberman, D.C., A.C.N.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212 - 310-282-8882 make an appointment