Testosterone, protein, and weights are the optimal recipe to reverse non-insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes. Testosterone builds muscle, muscles burn glucose and fight glycemia.
Moreover, testosterone oxidizes visceral fat, linked to insulin resistance and dyslipidemia; factors contributing to the metabolic syndrome.
Furthermore, animal protein feeds skeletal muscle and makes it grow, supporting the role of testosterone.
Weightlifting provides the stimulus for muscle breakdown, which leads to muscle development throughout protein consumption and an anabolic environment that testosterone provides. In this equation, if we add the low-carb and high-fiber diet, we minimize insulin release and control glycemia the most.
Finally, adding metformin and chromium we literally kill diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2).
Metformin is a notorious drug that prevents glycemia by stopping gluconeogenesis – a process that releases glucose in the bloodstream from the liver.
While chromium is a metal that stabilizes serum glucose and insulin. Type 2 diabetes is the result of a sedentary lifestyle – overeating and lack of physical activity.
Hence, we become DM2 patients. It’s a failure when patients don’t cooperate with physicians and eventually have to use insulin for their elevated blood sugar levels.
Personally, I had a patient who developed HbA1C of 11% during the pandemic years. I managed to drop it down to 6% within a month.