Why my insulin injections and insulin resistance make me gain weight
Another part of the curse of being a Type 2 diabetic is that the treatment for my diabetes made me gain weight and gaining weight was hurting me. It’s a vicious cycle. My blood glucose levels go up, my doc prescribes more insulin to be injected, I gain weight and my blood glucose goes up more, so I need more and more insulin to force my blood glucose levels down. As a diabetic, we find out that much of the standard treatment for our disease actually makes it worse instead of better.
In my research on insulin resistance and insulin and studying Dr. Jason Fung’s articles and videos, I’ve learned that insulin injections are not what my body needs to get better. I was taking 182 units of insulin daily to keep my blood glucose numbers within a decent range. But then I began intermittent fasting to lose weight and improve my health, I gradually reduced my insulin injections and within 2 weeks, I was off all my insulin injections and my average blood glucose level was 145. My Intermittent fasting was like doing bariatric surgery to my body. But it was bariatric surgery without a knife. Bariatric Surgery is surgery enforced fasting according to Dr. Fung. Continue reading “My insulin injections made me fatter!”