This question is mainly for John Berardi but I’ll take as much info as I can get so that means anyone I suppose.
I’m 22 years old. Around 13-16% bodyfat. 6’1’’ and 210 pounds.
I used a glucometer and a 50gram glucose drink to test my insulin sensitivity after I fasted for 12 hours. I got some rather unusual/disturbing results.
These are what my numbers look like:
Fasted reading: 127
15 min: 166
30 min: 227
60 min: 97
90 min: 83
120 min: 91
So from what I can make of this (and the chart found in Massive Eating #2), this is how my insulin activity was:
I start out with relatively high levels of insulin in my system. My insulin levels continue to climb for about 30 mins around which they peak at a level far about what is normal.
It then proceeds to rapidly bottom out at a level less than what I started with after the fast. It continues to drop up until 90 mins, after which it begins to rise.
What the hell does all this mean? Diabetes runs in my family and some of these numbers appear to be very high. I had bloodwork done for a standard physical a year or so ago and they didn’t tell me that anything appeared wrong.
I’m thinking some of this might have to do with the fact that I have a sinus infection and that I’m sick. I have no idea how much of an impact that would have. What should I make of all of this?