drcl wrote:The way you talk is like you don't really understand how type 2 diabetes works and how it is not the same as insulin resistance.
Ok. Let's go back to where you express some significant mistaken beliefs regarding diabetes. This is from several pages back in this thread, where Jeff Novick pointed out your mistakes.
drcl wrote: if you have REAL diabetes, insulin resistant or not, it is because your pancreatic insulin output is limited compared to a non-diabetic.
Jeff Novick wrote:
JeffN wrote:Not true.
Type 1 Diabetes, is characterized by the bodies inability to produce insulin (or it is greatly diminished). This is why they must take insulin injections. This is Type 1.
However, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes is characterized by an increase in insulin output & levels. In response to the "resistance" the body secretes more insulin, not less. Testing insulin levels is one way to tell the difference. Type 2 Diabetics make plenty of insulin, it is just the body does not allow it to work properly. This is Type 2, IR &/or MS.
There is a third situation, where if Type 2 goes untreated (or poorly treated) for a very long time, the body may eventually fail to be able to keep up the demand for more insulin & output decreases. If true, they will most likely eventually need to take insulin, though I have seen even this reversed.
Let's not keep repeating the same mistaken ideas with respect to diabetes.