The human brain is programmed to keep the blood sugar levels in check. To achieve this, it will stimulate the pancreas to produce more Insulin. This also means high Insulin levels in the blood which will lead to various complications in the body. Some of these are,
All kinds of cancer
High Insulin levels in the blood promotes the production of IGF (Insulin like growth factor). This is a special chemical responsible for muscle and tissue growth. But unusually high amount of IGF causes abnormal growth of certain cells of the body. This is the first step towards development of tumors. For cancerous growth the cells need energy and that is provided by the excess sugar already circulating in the body. According to research published in the Lancet Oncology 2010, the women with high concentration of IGF in the blood had higher chances of cancer.
All kinds of inflammatory diseases
High Insulin levels in the blood cause various kinds of inflammation all over the body including vital organs. Which organ will succumb to the inflammation depends on various factors.
Increased or decreases production of Insulin directly affects the production of other hormones. The connection of abnormal production of Insulin can be seen in the following disorders:
Polycystic ovary syndrome
Obesity and mental disorders
Too much Insulin promotes fat storage and stops your body from breaking down fats. Indians are more prone to fat accumulation near the belly whereas Europeans are more likely to accumulate fat around the thighs and buttocks. Fat around the belly is called visceral fat and tends to clog the arteries resulting in heart diseases and mental disorders like Alzheimer’s and Dementia. This is also referred to as Diabetes type 3. That is the reason why it is seen that once the patient is cured of Diabetes automatically he shows improvement in the symptoms of mental disorders.
Multi organ failure
High Insulin levels leads to fat storage and inflammation which in-turn results in increase in the level of cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides, thereby causing micro-blockages all over the inner lining of the arteries resulting in the risk of heart disease and even heart attacks. It also causes your kidney to retain more water and salt, which increases your blood pressure and kidney dysfunction.
In order to achieve the targeted homeostasis of blood glucose, the pancreas gets overburdened and exhausted resulting in Beta cells themselves becoming incapable of producing Insulin. This results in substantial damage to the pancreas, resulting in complications such as pancreatic cancer.
Here one must understand that despite of consuming high amount of refined carbohydrate the blood sugar level may be within the normal range. This does not necessary mean that a person is free from complications. The body is producing high Insulin levels to maintain the blood sugar level which will cause problems in the future.
By changing the diet to plant based foods these complications can be reversed.