Tarrin Lupo
Tarrin Lupo

Does Food Make You Fall Asleep, You Might be Pre-diabetic.
Tarrin Lupo 
Date: 12-05-2014
Subject: Health and Physical Fitness

 sleepy_foodDiabetes is growing by leaps and bounds in this country and it is not showing any signs of improving. A perfect storm of refined carbohydrates, lifestyle, cultural eating shifts and genetic expression has skyrocketed the number of diabetics. Type 2 Diabetes is now even being found in children.

A stage exists where a patient will have some symptoms of diabetes but no pathological findings show up in their blood tests. Their body's biochemical pathways and functions are not working correctly but the doctors tell them they are fine. This in-between stage is called insulin resistance. Insulin resistance in the medical term used to describe pre-diabetes.

When somebody smokes enough cigarettes they eventually develop a tolerance against it. Their cellular receptors either clog or down-regulate so it takes higher and higher levels of nicotine to get the same fix. Alcoholics develop a resistance to alcohol and need more and more booze to get drunk. The same things happen to your cellular receptors when you eat too many carbohydrates. You actually grow resistant to glucose and insulin.

Years of eating a high carbohydrate diet will cause all kinds of problems with your pancreases and insulin production. If this goes on long enough it will develop into full-blown Type 2 Diabetes.

Warning signs of Insulin Resistance

Do you get sleepy or pass out after eating a high carbohydrate meal?

Do you have stubborn weight that does not come off, even with diet and exercise?

Do you have skin tags?

Are your moles or folds in your skin growing larger and darker?

Do you urinate frequently?

Are you thirsty all the time?

Do you have cold hands and feet that never seem to warm up?

Is your waist girth larger then your hips?

Are you a woman who is growing hair where you shouldn't, like your face, nipples, back and rear end?

Are you a man who is growing man breasts or hips?

Have you had a swing in your sex drive?

Does eating not resolve your hunger?

Do you have a strong craving for sweets?

If you answered yes to more than three of these questions, you might have insulin resistance. This condition can spin out of control if left unchecked. If you would like more information about how to manage this condition with drug free options, check out this link.


Dr. Tarrin P. Lupo D.C.