I track with cronometer. So quick check, average protien for the past week is 106 grams per day for my 143 pounds. Is that sufficient for a hard training 69 year old. When the liver makes glucose doesn’t it just go into the blood stream and get distributed widely? Does the liver have a direct path to the brain so it can exclude other tissues?
Lately I’m thinking that high blood sugar has more to do with resistance to glucose, not resistance to insulin per se. If cells have all the glucose they can convert to glycogen or burn at that moment may be they resist absorbing more. Glucose is toxic so doesn’t it need to be converted to something else, the sooner the better. (I have another hunch that the body converts glucose to glycogen for storage because glycogen is not toxic.) Sedentary people aren’t depleting much muscle glycogen so not so much new glucose can be absorbed and blood sugar stays higher longer. People who are active enough to be glycogen depleted most of the time are converting glucose to something less toxic more rapidly so lower blood sugar on average. If energy depleted cells were still insulin resistant wouldn’t that mean starvation on a cellular level? I haven’t heard anybody talking about that.