Keeping my insulin levels high

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    Keeping my insulin levels high

    Hello there, what's the best way to keep my insulin levels high, outside of medicine ?
    I was thinking that having 2-3 times/week sugar ( chocolates or whatever may be ) , then fasting. Any advice ?

    #2
    Hi there. What are you trying to accomplish by keeping insulin high, if you don't mind me asking?

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      #3
      This is a very peculiar question indeed. What's your goal?

      Your insulin SHOULD be essentially self-regulating (diabetics cannot effectively auto-regulate their insulin, requiring medication to avoid potentially dangerous consequences). And it's a very complicated biochemical process - ie, this is not something you should try to "hack." But again - what's your goal?

      Also, I'm not sure your plan would work very well. A sugary snack would boost your blood glucose, which SHOULD boost your insulin - but if everything is functioning normally, you'll have a "peak" glucose and insulin level relatively soon after the candy, and then it will drop to normal. This is a fairly fast process for most people (done and back to "normal" within a matter of hours, if that, depending on the candy), and I just can't think of what the benefit would be.

      Finally - if your insulin does indeed STAY elevated, that could actually be very dangerous for you. If there is too much circulating insulin and not enough glucose, your blood sugar can actually get too low, which in a lot of ways is even more dangerous than if it's too high. Some people have committed suicide overdosing on insulin.

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        #4
        My reason is here :
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nXop2lLDa4
        would love to hear your thoughts about it

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          #5
          I only skimmed through the video since it's so long, is the part about insulin around 35 minutes, with metformin mentioned earlier on? Or is it mentioned elsewhere too? I would say that if it's true high insulin levels are "good" for you then anything involving trying to increase insulin levels should be done very carefully and with medical supervision. It's not something to mess about with, the possible consequences are unlikely to be worth whatever outcome you're trying to achieve. He said several times that they're doing medical trials, so it's not a definite or proven thing of it being beneficial and the people on the trial will be under close supervision. You're probably best off following the general health advice of eating a healthy, balanced diet, staying a healthy weight and exercising regularly, especially if you're in any of the at-risk groups for type 2 diabetes.

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