What are Normal, Healthy, Non-Diabetic Blood Sugar Levels?

Tracking your blood glucose with a continuous glucose monitor or a regular glucometer can be not only fascinating but also helpful in guiding when and what you eat.  However, while there are established criteria that diagnose metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, and Type 2 diabetes, there is sparse data on optimal metabolic health and the glucose levels …

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Personal Fat Threshold Model of Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Obesity vs the Carbohydrate Insulin Model

Carbs trigger the release of insulin, which makes you fat.   Right? No.  Not exactly. After some fascinating discussion in a private chat group that we’re both in, Dr Ted Naiman created his ‘insulinographic’ to elucidate the personal fat threshold and the adipose-centric theory of diabesity.  When I shared it, it prompted some great discussion …

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The Real Reason You’re Insulin Resistant and The Macros to Reverse It

There are many misconceptions about insulin and how to optimise it.  Many in the low-carb and keto communities believe the best way to reverse insulin resistance is simply to swap carbs for fat and even avoid protein!  However, the reality is a little more complex.  While switching your carbs for fat may help you manage one …

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