Saturday, June 19, 2010

Circadian clock in pancreas directly linked to diabetes

Circadian clock in pancreas directly linked to diabetes: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Just like cortisol and other hormones have a normal cycle, so does insulin. With cortisol testing we now take four samples over the course of the day and compare the results to the normal curve. From this information the doctor can prescribe the correct nutrients to normalize function at the precise time of day the body needs it.

The standard method of testing is with a single blood test after a 12 hour fast. That's OK but limited. That's like taking a snapshot. It's static. Hormonal cycles are dynamic. The four sample test is also dynamic and gives a far more accurate picture of what really is going on.

Perhaps the same can now be done with insulin.

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