Seven Stages of Insulin Toxicity – Basics of Insulin Literacy
Majid Ali, M.D.
The presence of insulin toxicity can be established only a three-hour post-glucose challenge insulin profile. In light of the clinical features and the insulin test results, I recognize the following stages of insulin toxicity :
* The first stage of insulin toxicity is without apparent negative health effects recognized by the person.
* The second stage of insulin toxicity is with negative health effects recognized by the person but unknown to the doctor.
* The third stage of insulin toxicity is tissue injury (in the liver, kidneys, skin, and other organs) unrecognized by a doctor who is clueless about molecular biology of insulin.
* The fourth stage of insulin toxicity is prediabetes without tests to detect insulin waste and damages.
* The fifth stage of insulin toxicity is Type 2 diabetes with the use of diabetes drugs (that add to the insulin activity, hence its toxicity) (with the blessings of the American Diabetic Association).
* The sixth stage of insulin toxicity is toxicity created by peaks of insulin caused by insulin injections (the end-stage of insulin depletion which is called insulin-dependent diabetes).
* The seventh stage of insulin toxicity is loss of vision and blindness (diabetic retinopathy), dialysis (diabetic nephropathy), and increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders, and all degenerative states.