Blood sugar is taken up by fat cells, activating their metabolism, in turn producing the hormone leptin.
Leptin now enters your blood and begins traveling up to your brain. The more you eat, the more insulin your pancreas produce and the more leptin the body makes. When leptin levels get high enough, meaning you have eaten enough, then leptin permeates into your brain and tells your subconscious brain you are satisfied. This is where quality vs quantity matters. At the same time the higher levels of leptin are also telling your pancreas that you are full, which turns off the beta cell production of insulin, as no more taxis are needed.
If you ate the right quality of food for your physical activity level then blood sugar always has some place healthy to go.
Insulin rises and falls in a controlled manner, as does leptin. When insulin has too many blood sugar passengers and cells don’t need any sugar, then insulin stimulates the production of triglycerides (which can become stored fat aka waste, the majority of this triglycerides build up in the arteries, veins and capillaries). As triglycerides elevate in your blood they get in the way of leptin getting into your brain. This keeps you eating more than you need to because you don’t have a full signal yet, a problem called leptin resistance. This encourages even further insulin-driven triglyceride formation, making it more likely you will gain weight also.
If you continually eat too much and are gaining weight, then your body cells get tired of seeing insulin taxis pulling up. In fact they shutter their windows and lock their doors, yes your cells will refuse to take in anymore sugar for the simple fact that the cells of the body knows it will be destroyed by the toxic sugar intake and here is when we see the body’s limbs turning black in color. Insulin becomes persona non grata. The reason for this rejection of insulin is rather simple “if the cells took in blood sugar when they can’t use it because they already have enough, then the extra sugar will caramelize and kill the cell. The same caramelization or crystallization one may experience in the kidney in the form of kidney stones. Rejecting insulin is a self defense measure some say. We have to understand the intelligence of the body is way beyond what is taught, we must know the body will do the correct thing at any given point in time because it wants to be here.
This is the mechanism behind basic insulin resistance at the cellular level. If this problem keeps going, blood sugar levels continue to rise, insulin resistance gets worse, leptin resistance gets worse, cholesterol levels go up, blood pressure goes up, triglyceride levels go up, and inflammation really starts heating up. Then BOOM your a type ll diabetic, Now risk factors for heart and kidney disease lock into place.
The problem for any kind of blood sugar medication is that it only addresses one of many mechanisms that aren’t working right, while creating its own side effect complications. At best, it is a temporary solution with a narrow scope of benefits and never address the true source of the problem “sugar”. Furthermore, when more drugs are added in an effort to more comprehensively address the multiple aspects of problems, then side effects really pile up in a hurry and destroy your body. This means the risk of multiple drug treatment far outweighs the benefits, more often, the medication either forces sugar into cells killing or injuring them or it transfers the sugar into fat, making leptin problems worse that in turn make insulin problems almost impossible to solve. The shortcoming of these medications is openly acknowledged in the scientific literature, yet this is what passes for standard medical care. Therefore the statement is created “there is no cure for diabetes”