From eNewsletter 2/21/2022
DID YOU KNOW that a cohort of healthy people eating within two hours of bedtime showed decreased insulin secretion and impaired glucose tolerance, which are not positive. The authors of the Diabetes Care study suggest this has to do with the melatonin dysfunction, a hormone primarily released at night that helps control the sleep-wake cycle. Melatonin typically rises around 2 hours before bedtime, so as the body is readying for the sleep cycle, it does not want to commit resources to balancing blood sugar and digestion.
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Blood Sugar Dysfunction Epidemic
According to The American Diabetes Association's National Diabetes Statistics Report, one in 10 Americans have diabetes and over one-third have prediabetes, comprising almost half the population. While it is extremely rare for anyone with type 1 diabetes to go into remission without insulin, they can severely lower the amount of insulin. It is attainable, however, to remit type 2 diabetes and other high blood sugar disorders. Two recent studies echo paradigms that can be adhered to in order to achieve this. Low Carbohydrate, Higher Protein, Energy Restriction A recent study from Nature Communications compared a community taking glucose lowering medication. Part of the group followed a low carbohydrate, higher protein, energy-restricted diet while the other group followed their usual diet for 12 weeks. By the time three months had passed, more than one-third of those in the diet group had stopped taking all diabetes medications. This didn’t happen for any patients in the control group. The diet group also enjoyed notable improvements in average body weight, glucose control, systolic blood pressure, and general health. Note that anyone of glucose medication need to work with a qualified health professional to titrate the medication based upon glucose levels. Glycemic Load/Index The results of a study published in the February issue of European Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded that over a period of 18 years, those who consumed higher glycemic load and index carbohydrates had an increased risk of cardiovascular disease mortality. For those not familiar with the terms glycemic load and glycemic index, they are gauges of how fast carbohydrates are metabolized. The higher the load/index, the faster the glycemic reaction, or the speed at which the food triggers insulin release and amount. Our Blood Sugar Balance Action Plan has a breakdown of glycemic load/index carbohydrates. For our paid subscribers, the emphasis of this newsletter issue explores recent developments with regard to blood sugar.