What is it about?

Morning hyperinsulinemia, but not hyperglycemia, stimulates hepatic glucose uptake and glycogen storage during a hyperglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp later in the same day.

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Why is it important?

It provides evidence that the first meal of the day, and the insulin response associated with it, improve the metabolic response to subsequent meals.


This information not only underscores the importance that breakfast can play in health but also suggests that the morning pattern and amount of insulinemia in those requiring insulin treatment may impact metabolism and insulin requirements later in the day.

Mary Moore
Vanderbilt University

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This page is a summary of: Morning Hyperinsulinemia Primes the Liver for Glucose Uptake and Glycogen Storage Later in the Day, Diabetes, April 2018, American Diabetes Association, DOI: 10.2337/db17-0979.
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