MarcR wrote:I'm no doctor, but I would guess that you are hypo- rather than hyper-insulinemic. Perhaps your pancreas was damaged by a prior period of insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia and no longer has enough functional beta cells to produce sufficient insulin?
I wonder if Dr. Richard Bernstein's insights would apply to your situation. He's an 84-year-old engineer and physician who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 12. As an adult he innovated his way to good health and has spent the rest of his life helping others learn his methods.
Yes, I was also thinking that would be the case. It does not explain why I did not respond well to insulin injections. If I were close to T1D, then insulin should've worked for me. It was a vicious cycle - insulin then after a bit, sugars go back up, so more insulin, then sugars go back up... My weight went to 270 for my 6'3" height. Quitting insulin did not cause a rise in sugars, though I lost ten pounds without trying. Feldman was worried about gluconeogenesis at one point, but explain why my body continued to maintain my sugars in the 80-90 range 19 days into a water fast. I'm thinking maybe my sugar thermostat is out of whack, or I'm now only IR in the brain, and my sugars are high to get more into the brain...?
I've been following Bernstein for a number of years now. Thanks.