When you make a decision to open the refrigerator and stare longingly at the shelves filled with food…or possibly empty with only a few options to choose from, and not all of them healthy, do you think with your mind, your stomach, or your blood glucose meter?
Let’s pretend for a moment that the refrigerator has a giant pad lock on it. The key to unlock that deadbolt is insulin. When insulin (and enough of it) is present, the door becomes unlocked and food can be placed in the fridge to be used later for energy. Now if that insulin key is not available, or in not enough of a quantity, it becomes more and more difficult to fit the food in the fridge and the fridge becomes empty and in turn starts growling at you.