Andrew Koutnik is a passionate biomedical researcher focused primarily on nutrition, metabolism and its connection to various medical conditions, especially type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. This podcast offers listeners the opportunity to learn a great deal of information about how nutrition affects the body and its processes, and is an indispensable requirement for anyone with diabetes. Koutnik offers a complete description of the selected research that he carried out in the Metabolic Medicine Laboratory. University of South Florida. It gives a detailed explanation of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Koutnik states that type 1 diabetes is essentially an autoimmune disease that occurs due to an inappropriate immune response. Unfortunately, this immune response is directed at the cells of the pancreas that are responsible for the production / secretion of insulin and inadequate targeting causes a response of the body to attack. When this happens, the patient must self-manage their insulin and glucose, since the body has abandoned what would normally be one of their important jobs. Koutnik provides an explanation for type 2 diabetes, which is essentially insulin resistance. Koutnik talks about some of the emerging treatment protocols for diabetes and examines diabetics' dietary problems with respect to insulin, treatment and well-being. Koutnik explains many related problems, such as the impact of increased blood sugar and carbohydrates, and provides a wealth of detailed information about proteins, and the kinetics of proteins specifically. Going further, he explains how sleep is related to glucose control and describes the many factors that often influence insulin sensitivity, such as time of day, stress and even caffeine. And it emphasizes the importance of exercising regularly. Examining the importance of nutrition, Koutnik talks about his own personal journey and how switching to a low carb diet really made a big difference in his health. It provides a detailed analysis of ketones and ketoacidosis, a complication of type 1 diabetes mellitus that starts when there are extremely high levels of ketones and blood sugar. Koutnik concludes by talking about dietary changes that patients with diabetes really need to make in order to feel better, control their lives and be the best they can be.
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