Just listened to this for my morning workout:
It’s on You Tube, too:
In this, he (Dr. Bikman) says fasting insulin over about 6 is “yellow” for insulin resistance and over 12 (I think that was the limit) is “red”. For a two hour Kraft test (OGTT with insulin), below 30 is good.
Units I think are uIU/mL.
Darn! I almost always get over 6, more like 8-10 for fasting insulin (though I find these HIGHLY variable). (By this, I mean MORNING, fasting 12+ hours, insulin.) And I got a 41.3 for insulin for 2 hours of Kraft test. I’m still somewhat insulin resistant, apparently.
I’ve restarted with fasting, trying to get one day of 36+ hour fasting per week. I may (gah!) have to back off protein (if that actually causes higher daily insulin levels, which I actually have no idea whether that’s true, since I can’t test it).
Now, if I only had a freaking insulin meter, that would help.
Dr. Bikman also illustrated there are differences in all of this for cultures. White European descent people tend to be not that bad while fatter. Meanwhile, Chinese or other Asians, even if less fat than whites, are a lot worse off. I forget what other cultures he discussed.