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I never heard of the Kraft test before Dr. Arthur Agatston. The Kraft test is a powerful tool to find out how your beta cells are functioning.
🔎The beta cells (in the pancreas) release insulin and when you take this Kraft test, it tests the insulin response to a measured glucose challenge.
🥤It’s similar to the glucose challenge used during pregnancies but measures for about 3-5 hours.
📈There is a specific rise and fall the Kraft test is looking for to see how well your beta cells (and insulin) are functioning.
🧭The power of this test is to show insulin resistance early in its development and basically pre-pre-diabetes. (I think it’s a powerful tool for kids)
The pattern of insulin dysfunction:
🔻severe insulin resistance
Essentially the Kraft test shows where you fall in this pattern.
🍽Normally, insulin peaks quickly after a meal (or this glucose challenge) and drops down within 30 mins. As we become more insulin resistant, the insulin response becomes later and glucose also peaks later.
⚠️Overtime, insulin is higher even in a fasting state and rises higher when trying to keep blood sugar under control.
🚨Finally, during insulinopenia, the beta cells are exhausted and the pancreas can no longer produce enough insulin for the demand.
❓Do you know what can support all this damage?
🥩Eating a meat-based, low-carb diet.
📺Check out the full YT episode: https://youtu.be/nGifsbBHf0A