Diabetes Basics – What are greased biomembranes?

Majid Ali, M.D.

Biomembranes are structures that provide a covering for cells and cellular structures, such as the nucleus, mitochondria, ribosomes (compartments within cells in which proteins are synthesized from amino acids), Golgi apparatus, and others. Biomembranes separate internal order of their compartments from external disorder.


In health, biomembranes are kept clean and working by oxygen and oxygen-driven detergent systems of the body. In all disease states, waste, debris, rancid fats, sticky sugars, and pulped proteins accumulate on biomembranes and impair or block their functions. Accumulation of grease occurs to varying degrees in all biomembranes in the state of insulin toxicity and diabetes

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