Insulin: The Great Balancing Act
If you’ve ever seen a performance by the Harlem Globetrotters, you may remember one of their tricks where they simultaneously spin multiple basketballs on fingers on both hands, and even their heads! It is an ultimate test in balance. If they let down their guard for one second, they risked dropping all of the balls. In a way, the hormone insulin is like a Harlem Globetrotter, furiously and constantly working to maintain balance of blood sugar in the body, which is critical to maintaining a healthy weight. If insulin drops the ball, your blood sugar levels can get out of whack, leading to some fairly serious repercussions on your weight and health.