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Insulin is not required for glucose uptake into cells

Research published in the 1950s led to the incorrect assumption that glucose is dependent upon insulin to get into cells, and that exogenous insulin reduces hyperglycemia by driving glucose into cells, particularly muscle cells. These ideas were disproved in the 1970s but became dogma nonetheless. Dr. Michael Eades summarizes the salient points from an article by Drs. Paul and J. Sonksen that sets the record straight. “This classic paper serves as an excellent primer on all aspects of glucose action, ketosis, lipolysis, and the many ways diabetes can manifest,” Eades explains.