Can Anything Be Done about Weight Gain Caused by Blood Sugar Improvement?
Response by Diane Kress:
Diane Kress • Normally, when a person eats carbohydrate foods or the liver releases glycogen stores, insulin is released in the right amount. Insulin makes a connection at the cellular level (muscle/fat) to enable circulating blood sugar to leave the blood stream and enter the cells. No matter what the person eats or doesn’t eat, the blood sugar rise is accommodated by the correct amount of insulin.
In the case of metabolic syndrome, there is an imbalance in insulin release. Excess insulin is released in response to the rise in blood sugar. Excess insulin means excess fat cells are opened. A person with metabolic syndrome gradually gets “fatter” …on the body and in the blood from excess insulin release. Their fat cells grow and insulin resistance begins.
Insulin resistance means insulin is present, but it is not “fitting” properly on the cellular level. The pancreas is forced to work harder to produce more insulin. In the case of metabolic syndrome and pre diabetes, a person may have excess insulin AND excess glucose in the blood. Over time, the pancreas fatigues.
When the condition progresses to type 2 diabetes, a person typically has a combination of insulin resistance and a fatigued pancreas. In order to get excess sugar to move from the blood to the cells…there are only a few possibilities: Decrease carb intake, decrease liver release of glycogen, exercise to enhance muscle uptake and metabolic rate. If this can be done with diet and exercise…terrific. If not, diet/exercise/and medications are needed.
Now….the fact is…for every point hemoglobin A1C drops, there is a 5# fat gain. Yes. So, if a person gets their A1C down 3 points, they have assimilated enough sugar to cause a 15# fat gain.
What is needed is a lifestyle program that will allow for FAT BURNING as the hemoglobin A1C (24/7) blood sugar improves so the person will NOT experience any weight gain as they get healthier. The Diabetes Miracle is the diet/exercise program that burns fat while A1C drops. As a result, there is no weight gain during major blood sugar improvement. Check it out: http://www.themetabolismmiracle.com or http://www.thediabetesmiracle.com. Online support group: http://www.miracle-ville.com