How Does Exercise Affect Insulin Sensitivity?

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Exercise: Fight Insulin Resistance With The Most Powerful Weapon

Editor’s Note: Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, lives with type 1 diabetes and coaches his clients in a non-traditional nutritional approach to diabetes management. The views expressed in this article are his own. Exercise is the single most powerful weapon that humans have against chronic disease. Insulin resistance and diabetes are classic examples of conditions that can be controlled and even prevented by frequent exercise. While both exercise and nutrition are important aspects of an overall lifestyle change, exercise is more effective than nutrition at promoting overall health. I like to think of it as a 70-30 split. Frequent exercise is 70% of the game, nutrition is the remaining 30%. What this means is that if you suffer from obesity/insulin resistance/diabetes, improve your fitness program FIRST, and your diet SECOND. “But Cyrus, if I adopt either an exercise or a fitness regimen but not both, will it help?” Certainly. But choose wisely. In isolation, both a healthy diet and exercise are remarkably effective in creating a state of health. Together, the effects are incredible. I understand that you may not like to hear this. You are allowed to dislike exercise. You are allowed to Continue reading >>

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  1. SuFu_Ph_D

    Sorry, this one is pretty short compared to my other "cut the crap" blog posts. I really don't have a whole lot of free time and with the long discussion about the differences between humalog and novolog I thought it would be interesting to post something. Hopefully I didn't make any errors and it came out interesting.
    There is a controversy right now among individuals about the differences between the two types of rapid acting insulin Humalog (Insulin Lispro) and Novolog (Insulin Apart). People claim they are the same, they are different and one works better than the other. This post will focus on the structure of the human insulin compared to each analog, and molecular mechanisms of each type, how they are formulated and how each should work. I'm not saying one is better than the other. The actions of each are specific to each person and the choice of insulin should always be a discussion between you and your physician. I have my personal preference and that's exactly it, my personal preference for how I control my disease.
    The first thing is to distinguish between the different types of insulin. This post will focus specifically on 2 of the rapid acting insulins, Humalog and Novolog. I am working on another blog post about how long acting insulins work. While they are different, they can be used interchangably. Pharmacies will readily substitute one for the other if they are out and the patient does not have a strong preference. This has been my experience, yours may/will differ.
    So how are Novolog and Humalog different from regular human insulin?

    This is a very important topic and will take up the majority of this post because this will explain why one may work better than others. Endogenously secreted human insulin is a relatively simple protein. I'll bypass the synthesis and processing, if you want me to post about that please say so. Insulin is secreted as a...

  2. Doris_D

    This intreste me b/c Humalog dosent work to well for me and my bs's but Novolog does. Can u go father into it?

  3. Matthew_Yarbrough

    lily (makers of humalog) use natural rubber solids in their stoppers, what made me switch. I actually preferred humalog but had to switch due to a latex allergy.

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