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Dr. Jason Nobles on Sugar Dysregulation Patterns

This Wednesday, Dr. Jason of The Wellness Way – Green Bay educated The Wellness Way Student club on the ins and outs of sugar dysregulation, how to read a cardiometabolic panel, and what exactly to look for when dealing with sugar issues!

What are some signs of sugar dysregulation?

  1. Increased blood pressure
  2. High triglycerides
  3. Large waistline
  4. Low HDL (“good”) cholesterol
  5. Elevated fasting blood sugar

Hormones To Watch For:

  • Insulin:
    • The primary hormone for regulating blood sugar
    • Facilitates glucose uptake in the liver, muscles, and fat tissue
    • Stops the liver from MAKING glucose
    • Increases production of glycogen, lipids, and triglycerides for storage
    • Stops breakdown of glycogen, lipids, and proteins
  • C-peptide:
    • Protein fragments in beta cells when proinsulin is cleaved to make active insulin
      • High levels indicate beta cell dysfunction
      • High levels are indicative of chronic inflammation, which can lead to an increased likelihood of a cardiovascular event
  • Leptin:
    • Hormones produced by fat cells
      • Proportional to body fat
    • Acts on the hypothalamus to induce long-term energy use
    • Suppress appetite
    • Enhance insulin action
    • Improve beta-cell function
    • Leptin resistance leads to loss of appetite control and dysfunctional metabolism

Ideal Normal (Labs):

  • Glucose: 75-85
  • A1C below 5.3
  • Insulin 2-5

Things to note:

  • When a sweet enters the system (sweet receptors on the tongue) the body creates an insulin response. This means that no-sugar sodas and foods still stimulate an insulin response, which can lead to weight gain and sugar dysregulation
  • 10% of diabetics do not eat sugar
  • STRESS is so important in the body’s sugar response!
  • HOMA-IR-
    • Marker indicates blood-glucose management issues
  • LP-IR
    • Marker indicates how badly insulin resistance is affecting the liver

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  • Sweet inhibitor
  • Pancreas stimulant
  • Sugar regulation


Submitted by Bailey Scholz


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