Type 2 Diabetes – Can Diabetes Drugs Reverse Insulin Resistance? NO!

Insulin Resistance occurs when the internal environment, which is the interstitial fluid that surrounds your body cells becomes acidic and oxidative (due to years of unhealthy diet). Years of exposing to oxidation and acidosis had reduced the sensitivity of the insulin receptors on the cell membrane. And when insulin cannot open up the glucose channels to transport the glucose molecule into the cells to be used or stored, that forces those glucose molecules to bounce back into the blood stream.

Beside external sources of glucose (such as high carbohydrate or sugar foods), there is another source of glucose which is hidden within your body, the liver. When your body needs energy, it will signal the liver to turn those stored fat (in the form of glycogen) into glucose through a process known as gluconeogenesis. Thus, your body will try to use up the stored glycogen first before it sends out the “hungry signal” asking you to eat.

Since the blood glucose levels for most diabetes patients are always on the high side (known as hyperglycemia). Usually doctors will prescribe some anti-diabetic drugs to bring down the glucose level in the blood and one of the common diabetic drug for Type 2 diabetes patients is Metformin.

Metformin is the primary drug of choice for the treatment of insulin resistance, particularly for overweight or obese patients who still have a healthy kidney (to dispose the unwanted chemicals in the drug when it has completed its job). The main function of Metformin is to reduce the glucose level in the blood by suppressing the gluconeogenesis process.

But at certain points of time in a day, your body needs more glucose to fuel the metabolisms in the body. But when your body cannot turn the stored fat into glucose because Metformin has suppressed that function, it will send out the “hungry signal” more often so that it drives you to eat more in order to provide the glucose needed.

But even though you eat more, the glucose absorbed still cannot be used to generate energy because of the insulin resistance that hinders the entrance of glucose into the cells. Those ‘homeless’ glucose molecules will float in the bloodstream until it is excreted through urination. No matter how much you eat and how often you eat, you will still feel hungry and tired most of the time.

Thus, the culprit is neither too much of sweet food nor insufficient of insulin. You have to ask the right question in order to get the correct and accurate solution to your diabetes problem. The scientists and researchers very often focus on the surface questions which is “What causes the glucose level to rise and what kind of medication we can use to lower it?” That is why the solutions they offer usually are temporary fixes that can lower down your blood sugar for a few hours only.

The right question to ask is, “What causes insulin resistance and how we can reverse it?” You must understand and always remember that the actual root of the problem is acidosis and oxidation. Thus, you should focus on how to neutralize the acidic toxic and how to increase the anti-oxidative capability within your body instead of wasting your time searching for the latest diabetes drugs.

Continuously taking metformin will never solve your problem. Taking those temporary solution drugs will only rolls the problem to build up a much bigger problem (kidney or liver failure) in the future.