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Old 18-07-2013, 03:17 AM posted to
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On 07/17/2013 03:49 PM, Alice Faber wrote:
Strangely, reducing bg also reduces insulin

Not strange at all if you look at it from an
engineering control system standpoint. Think of your
car's cruise control. If you are going too slow, the
cruise control will receive a signal from sensors
that tell the control system you are going too slow and
the system will (try) to speed you up. Too fast, the
control system will try to slow you down. The control
system compensates in the other direction.

Your cells are the same way. If they receive too much or
too little of something, your body's control systems will
compensate in the other direction. So too much Glucose
and insulin and your cells will be told not to accept them
(as it will hurt them) from what ever control system
(probably your liver) is monitoring glucose and insulin.
So, insulin resistance. Too little and your cells will
be told to accept more. Your body "compensates" in
the other direction, just like your car's cruise control.

Too many carbs and your body's control system can not
compensate enough in the other direction. Then you
do damage (T2). Like your car going down a steep hill
with the cruise control on. The control system knows
you are going too fast, but the engine's compression
can't slow you down, so the control system rails
out and can not compensate. Damage can occur to your
engine if you keep gaining too much speed and there
is no external intervention (like you putting on the
brakes, which the cruise control can not do).
Think of Metformin as your brakes: an external intervention

Did I make any sense?