Misdiagnosis of Diabetes?
A different Approach to the Cause of Diabetes Mellitus
If you were having a fierce argument with your partner at the time and you were taking a blood sugar measurement, your blood sugar levels would also be elevated, as would your blood pressure, breathing rate, heart rate and the level of the stress hormone adrenaline in the blood, etc. This is also a sensible biological response to this acute stress situation.
Since ancient times, our body has reacted to danger and stress as part of its survival strategy with:
- increased release of sugar into the blood (elevated blood sugar levels)
- high blood pressure (vessel position)
- accelerated heart rate (faster supply of nutrients to the cells via the blood)
- accelerated breathing rate (more oxygen reaches the cells)
- vermehrter Ausschüttung von Stresshormonen z. B. Adrenalin
- increased release of stress hormones e.g. adrenaline with meaningful, physiologically and biologically detectable changes
Do the constant adaptation reactions to changing stimuli by the VNS make sense – or is it a fault in the system?
If, as in the past, the sabre-toothed tiger appears unexpectedly, the body switches to “alarm, stress and fight” in a fraction of a second. Increased sugar secretion into the blood, raised blood pressure, increased pulse rate and increased stress hormone release are the biologically sensible reactions for a successful fight for survival. Without these reactions (sympathetic nervous system overactive = tension nerve) we could not survive.
After escape or a successful fight, the phase of relaxation, regeneration and “wound licking” (repair processes) begins. The two phases of tension (sympathetic nerve dominant) and relaxation (parasympathetic nerve dominant) alternate constantly.
Misdiagnosis of Diabetes
What would happen in the body if you fought with the sabre-toothed tiger for 20 hours, rested for four hours and then fought with it again for 20 hours? Depending on your physical constitution, you would at some point wave the white flag from exhaustion, fatigue and lack of energy reserves (blood sugar).
The basic problem with this situation is not your will to fight, but the clear disproportion of tension to relaxation with the corresponding subsequent physical reactions.
If you are under tension (physical and/or psychological stress) for 20 hours a day for a fortnight, you would have increased sugar levels, increased blood pressure and increased stress hormone secretion etc. during these 20 hours – as a sensible biological reaction to your current “stress situation”.
Does it make sense to measure blood sugar levels or perform a glucose tolerance test during these two weeks, during the phases of tension? With the understanding of the basic regulation (sympathetic = tension) and parasympathetic = relaxation) probably not.