Beta cells die off in peoples whose fasting blood sugar is over 110mg/dl(6.1mmol/L

An intriguing study shows the severe organ damage experienced by peoples whose blood sugar falls in to range most Doctors consider to be normal.A team of researchers autopsied the pancreases of deceased patients who were known to have had fasting blood sugars that tested between 110mg/dl and 125mg/dl with in two years of their deaths.The researchers found that these patients,whose blood sugar was not high enough for them to be diagnosed as diabetic,had already lost ,on average,40% of their insulin producing beta cells.

Since the Americans Diabetes Association believes that fasting blood sugar level of 100mg/dl corresponds to a 2 hours glucose tolerance levels of 140mg/dl to 199 mg/dl,this suggests that patients whose post meal blood sugars rise only to the non diabetic impaired level may be well on the way to losing as 40% of their beta cell mass.It also suggests that peoples with abnormal glucose tolerance who wish to avoid further beta cell loss should try to keep their blood sugars under 140 mg/dl at all times.

However ,it is important to understand that in any study that measures only fasting blood sugar and finds a correlation with complications.It is not the fasting blood sugar that are doing the damage when they are under 140mg/dl.

The reason slightly elevated fasting blood sugars ,correlate with beta cell destruction is that peoples with slightly elevated fasting blood sugars who eat high carbohydrate meals are experiencing high.and often long lasting,blood sugars spikes after each meal they eat A person who is obese/or overweight whose fasting blood sugar is 110mg/dl eat only 12 grams of carbohydrate to raise their blood sugar to 150,and most of them are likely to be eating 50to 60 gms of carbohydrate per meal,ensuring that their blood sugars are well over 150 for several hours after each meal.

It is those high post meal readings that go along with elevated fasting levels that cause the glucose toxicity that damages organs and cause complications.


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  • Thanks. I had posted the same link in my first reply.

    She is a LOW CARB (and hence High Fat) follower as a TYPE 2 (MODY) diabetic. Her site is and all pages run in frame. You will find a lot of resource on her site in support of whatever she says.

    Her mantra is LCHF too for managing diabetes. So, effective management of diabetes is centered around LCHF, which is a dream on High Carb + Drugs life. Her site is first thing recommended to a new Type 2 diabetic on most forums. For Type 1 it is Dr Richard Bernstein.

    She also is against ADA standards.

  • Medfree,

    could u pl. give her correct website again... is not opening

  • Thanks Medfree. I got treasure of info. from this site. Being a Prof. and Researcher myself, somehow I had so much confidence that I may not become diabetic (no diabetic history), and hence never shown any interest to know more about diabetes until I became one last month. The confidence limit was so much that I never bothered to check my levels for the past few years. I request that everyone shud check atleast after crossing 40. I had PCOS and I strongly believe now that such hormonal imbalance could have lead to this diabetes. Since you have done so much of research with diabetes, I thought I can share this with you

  • Even I have no family history of diabetes. All my readings/research over the last 3 years have just led to one conclusion:

    Cut down carbs drastically, Carbs are not essential for survival but FATS and Proteins are. I was pretty aggressive in doing all sorts of changes, experiments and not stuck with "FATS CAUSE CVD/CHD" or anything else that these drug centric healthcare approach had to say to me.

  • well, I am lil bit bothered about high fat as I am already obese. However, my hdl count is very good - 40. Me too experimenting with diff. types of food. As for now I reduced drug dosage from 750 mg to 250mg as my FBS is from 95 - 103 and PPBS around 140

  • FAT does not make one FAT.

    It's the CARBS that do.

  • oh! thanks a lot for this info..

  • (Dr.. Ron Rosedale)

    He has a radical approach as well...

  • Dr Rosedale, years back, was trying to set up a retreat center in South India. However, he failed with his attempt perhaps because people found it difficult to follow him because for them rice, rotee seemed something impossible to live without.

    He is also a LOW CARB (and hence HIGH FAT) proponent also and the was a raging debate on net between him and Paul Jaminet (the proponent of so called "safe starch" that every one should be taking). His take is forget counting calories, eat minimal carbs add good fat and enjoy life. Getting Leptin signalling back on track makes counting calories redundant as per him. The only way to do is LCHF.

  • Be careful,excess, of every thing is bad. To every action,there is equal opposite reaction.

  • Can you elaborate what this is related to?

  • Carbohydrates,Protein &Fats

  • Laws of motion don't apply to them. Moreover, laws of motion do not also have anything called "excess"

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