Should a type 2 diabetic with insulin resistance and persistent hyperglycemia be secreting continual and more insulin secretion than a normal healthy person in similar food intake? His tissues may also be exposed to continual insulin, when he is on medication program. In view of the indicated actions of insulin, being an anabolic hormone, more insulin may cause the increased uptake of glucose and aid in the increased store of energy as glycogen, fats and proteins. On the other side, more insulin may cause the decreased breakdown of these energy stores on need. How then can the body compensate for such a possible decreased breakdown of energy stores for some urgent need of more energy? Can the body's system maintain hyperglycemia to be used for some excessive need of energy in case of more insulin's action? Is it correct that exercising muscle needs no or lesser insulin for glucose uptake?
It is correct that exercising muscle does not need insulin for glucose uptake. Insulin is helpful because it is the on demand hormone secreted in proximity to eating. Instant glucose utilization is provided by glycogen stores.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:10
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.