Here’s an excellent piece by Dr. Jason Fung, for anyone wondering why the century-old drug insulin is the number one best-seller in the pharmaceutical category. Hint: maybe it’s because our beliefs about type 2 diabetes are faulty at their core.
T2D, at its very core, is a disease about too much sugar in the body, not just the blood. Yet most of our drugs, from metformin to insulin do not rid the body of that sugar. It only drives it from the blood and into the body. But if this sugar is toxic in the blood, why would it not be toxic inside the body?