Am I Becoming Insulin Resistant? WTH is Going On!
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What is happening why when i go to bed do i have this crazy high glucose spike it's really concerning it's really weird it is weird if you don't know what you're looking at so i started to investigate it when i look at my continuous glucose monitor when i go to bed i have a pretty high spike in glucose and then it comes back down and .
It kind of stabilizes and then i wake up with moderately high levels of glucose that are associated with being fat adapted that's pretty normal but the spike at bedtime was concerning me like why am i peaking like up over 120 130 points sometimes when i'm laying down then i put it all together and it made sense hey this video is brought to you .
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Of my hypothesis and then i backed it up with some data so i kind of want to do these series every now and then where i talk about my hypotheses and what i experience and then how i back it up with data okay so i'm very active during the day generally speaking i'm not sedentary i like always moving around doing something in fact it's kind of a .
Curse for me like i have to be doing something and when i'm in a ketogenic state that means that i already have a little bit of stable glucose just because my body is predominantly running on fats but that doesn't mean that when i move my body doesn't take up glucose so while i'm moving around throughout the course of the day i am sort of .
Artificially keeping my glucose levels stabilized because my cells are needing that glucose my cells are bringing the glu 4 transporter up to the surface of the cell membrane to be able to grab that glucose because the muscle cells are very sensitive to glucose and since i carry a larger amount of muscle it makes sense but then as soon as my head .
Hits the pillow and i lay down and i stop all of a sudden my glucose levels that were just normalized because they were getting glucose was getting taken up by the muscle cell suddenly spikes up because now my muscles aren't demanding any glucose at all so i get this pretty big spike because i'm fat adapted so my .
Body is not going to just use glucose at will when i'm at rest it wants to use fats because it makes way more sense because i'm fat adapted but when i'm moving around yeah it'll use the occasional bit of glucose so then when i lay down the glucose sort of pools up and i get this big spike and then after a little while i recalibrate .
Repressurizing the glucose levels come back down so this is pretty intriguing and that's at least my hypothesis on it right my glucose tolerance is actually rather low which is a common thing with people that do keto it may seem like your insulin sensitivity is going to improve but if you do keto for a long period of time it's actually the .
Opposite your glucose tolerance goes down so i need sort of an additional demand from exercise or activity in order for my cells to want to use glucose properly okay otherwise like if i was not doing keto my cells would be so efficient at using glucose because that's the primary substrate that it would never really change even when i .
Lay down because the cells are using glucose just as the norm okay now when you look at the data it's pretty interesting because there's a study that was published in the american journal of physiology that took a look at the circadian rhythms of insulin and now it starts to make some sense especially if you're doing keto so at night between .
Like 12 a.m and 6 a.m your insulin levels are at their lowest and between 12 p.m and 6 p.m your insulin levels are peaking at their highest well they're inversely related with melatonin levels when melatonin levels are high insulin levels are low in the middle of the night when insulin levels are high melatonin levels are low in the middle .
Of the day well if you look at this when i go to bed my insulin levels are going to drop right so my insulin levels drop meaning blood glucose that would normally get into the cell via insulin is going to pull up even more and because i am so sensitive to these changes because i do keto that makes perfect sense now the other thing we .
Have to remember is that our muscle cells are not going to require a whole lot of glucose when we're on keto they're used to using free fatty acids for fuel so that means that that whole situation is going to get exacerbated at night right because now our bodies are used to utilizing fats glucose are already pooling up a little bit and then .
The second that we are stopping moving and we're sedentary then the glucose can pile up even more because there's no real beta oxidation demand either everything just kind of pools up until your body regulates so if you start noticing that your blood sugar levels spike at night or if you wear a continuous glucose monitor and you'll .
See that they spike after you go to bed it's nothing to really be alarmed at however it does prompt me to want to make some changes maybe that means that i need to periodically add more carbs into the equation so that my glucose tolerance improves because the goal is to keep consistent insulin levels and consistent glucose levels not to have .
Huge huge spikes that are out of your control the other thing that i have to factor in is glucagon my glucagon levels are probably very high all the time because glucagon is a hormone that triggers the release of stored fat and triggers the release of glycogen in the form of glucose so because i sit in a deficit a lot of the time because i'm .
Either fasting or keto or i'm triggering this ampk response i am allowing this sort of glucagon response to liberate glucose out of muscle glycogen all the time therefore keeping my glucose levels relatively high so it's another thing to consider it doesn't always mean that it's bad if your glucagon levels are high it can mean that your body is .
Burning fat as well and you're in sort of that once again like am pk state in which your body is activating longevity genes like foxo and sir two and one and all this stuff so anyhow that's my hypothesis and i'm sticking to it i'll see you tomorrow
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0:00 – Intro
1:33 – My Hypothesis
3:47 – Circadian Rhythm of Insulin
5:05 – What Does this Mean for You?