Insulin Differs between Ethnicities, Study Finds

Medical Xpress, June 27, 2013

People have differing abilities to release and react to insulin depending on ethnicity, according to a new study from researchers at Lund University in Sweden, Stanford University and Kitasato University.

The results show that healthy subjects of all ethnicities were able to maintain a normal glucose level, but did so in different ways.

“Africans tend to have lower . However, they appear to compensate for this by releasing larger quantities of insulin. Among those of East Asian origin, the reverse appears to be the case. They have very good insulin sensitivity, but appear to have a poorer ability to release more insulin if it is needed. Caucasians fall somewhere between the two extremes. Both  and insulin sensitivity are affected”, says Damon Tojjar, a doctoral student at the Lund University Diabetes Centre (LUDC).

When the researchers looked more closely at the research subjects who were at risk of developing diabetes and the subjects who had already been diagnosed, the same pattern was observed. Their results were generally worse, however, as their  or insulin sensitivity had begun to fail as part of the disease.

“The findings are consistent with what we see in –East Asians are more sensitive to developing diabetes and they do so at a lower BMI. Because a lack of insulin is a condition for developing diabetes, it is not surprising that East Asians show lower insulin release and generally need to start  at an earlier stage. The situation in Africa is still so complicated and heterogeneous that new studies are needed”, says Professor Leif Groop from LUDC.


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  • Anglokraut

    “East Asians are more sensitive to developing diabetes and they do so at a lower BMI. Because a lack of insulin is a condition for developing diabetes, it is not surprising that East Asians show lower insulin release and generally need to start insulin treatment at an earlier stage.”
    That’s certainly true for my best male friend, who was adopted from South Korea soon after birth. The poor guy has been Type I for almost twenty years, but has a raging sweet tooth. His insulin bag goes with him everywhere, and he has to inject so much! He’s not heavy either, just the round face that is typical of Koreans, and a bit of a gut from the diabetes.

    • The__Bobster

      Which is why the American diet is terrible for Asians. At least we’ve had time to adapt to it.

      • They still haven’t adapted to adult intake of milk products; adult lactose intolerance is highest among Asians and Amerinds.

    • Antipodean WN

      Well, maybe you should tell the interloper, that the Koran diet would better suit him. And that the only place with authentic Korean food is Korea.

      Sorry. I don’t mind non-whites in their non-white homelands. But non-whites in white homelands are the enemy.

      • IstvanIN

        Someone who was adopted didn’t have much of a choice in the matter. I am assuming a white couple adopted him, of course. He is hardly an interloper in the same sense a Mexican fence jumper is.

      • Anglokraut

        Tell one of my best friends, a fully Americanized young man of 26 years–who speaks better German than Korean–to “go home”…
        Why? He IS home. He was adopted as an infant. His dad is an old GI and his mom is also Korean. The funny thing is that my friend looks like he could be the biological child of his parents, as he has Korean features, but a Caucasian build. He credits better nutrition for his height.

        So yeah, you’ll have about as much luck convincing Michael Scott on this site to leave his Japanese wife, as you’ll have of me dropping my friend.

        • Ted

          May I politely ask what you are doing on this site then? In this thread you are supporting your Korean friend to the death, but on another you are whining about the presence of non-whites in a mall in east Mesa, AZ? You go on to say that you are trying to convince as many Whites as possible to leave Arizona.

          If you could explain this to me and everyone else, I’d be very interested. Tell me how it’s ok for you to have a Korean friend, while complaining about increasing diversity in your neighborhood? Maybe Michael Scott could also explain why he’s a blatant race traitor but still feels compelled to post on a White Nationalist site.

          Both of you need to get on with your lives and stay off Amren. Sorry, but you can’t have your cake and eat it too.

          • Antipodean WN

            Amen to that Ted.

            One either is for the white race or against the white race.

            Being for the white race means holding fast to the principle that (1) our unique genetic heritage and endowments remain intact, and (2) whites deserve their own countries, their own homelands, free from non-whites.

            If you strike out on any one of the above, you are a race traitor. Michael Scott, John Derbyshire, and Ramzpaul are all asiaphile race traitors, particularly the first two who have added to the non-white popluation of this country by two and three respectively.

            AngloKraut is a nascent race traitor, it sounds he would defend the right of his non-white best pal to remain in a white country and contribute to white genocide.

            If whites were to follow the likes of Michael Scott, John Derbyshire and AngloKraut, our minority status and eventual disappearance would not be realised in decades, but in a couple of months.

            Frankly, I’m getting a bit sick of Amren’s tolerance of asiaphile race traitors. White men with asian women is as disgusting as white women with black men.

            Yet, Derbyshire and Ramzpaul, both self-admitted asiaphiles get to speak at our conferences, while real fighters for our cause ala Duke and Black are shunned.

          • Anglokraut

            Okay, I have a friend who is not my race because when we attended the local community college, I had no friends as I was a recent transplant to the area. I met David at an old hot dog cart that used to operate in one of the courtyards. We both love movies, video games, current events, politics, and technology, so we discovered that we had a lot to talk about. He can’t stand Mexicans, Liberals, disingenuous Republicans, or Obama, and neither can I. He tutored me to a good grade in College Algebra, and I was able to graduate with high honors; in turn I attempted to motivate him to take his schoolwork more seriously by bringing him to my Phi Theta Kappa meetings. When my relationships with other White men ended, David was there to be a sorely-needed friend. I’ve never been sexually attracted to him, and he’s younger than my younger brother, so my feelings toward him are big-sisterly. His parents are glad that we’re friends because I often have a job of some sort, and David hasn’t worked in years–I’m viewed as the responsible role model.

            Now as for Mr. Scott…well I suppose you can ask his reasons, but I don’t know if he’ll reply. You’d probably have a better chance of getting an answer from John Engleman.

          • I am not a race-traitor. I am 3/16 Amerind: Cherokee and Tuscarora, but “passing”. That decision was made for me by other people. I have enough respect for you that haven’t inflicted myself upon a white woman, so you’re getting a pretty good deal, Ted: You have an ally who won’t contaminate your bloodline.

            There’s a catch, though – isn’t there always? I’m brilliant, so perhaps what I have done represents a net loss for whites. As your ally, I thus post here; this was a choice I was allowed to make for myself.

            Please remember that you’re the one who brought up White Nationalism.

        • Antipodean WN

          Well, we won’t bother convincing you, as you seem beyond convincing. Value your friendship with your little yellow friend in the short term, because when the sleeping giant awakes, you won’t have much say in the run of things, and the way things will be will most likely not be to yours or your asiatic pals liking.

          • Is that a threat or a promise? You haven’t won the war yet, and are already announcing how you’re going to back-stab what allies you’ve got.

    • Northerner

      I’m skeptical about the results given in the article. East Asians still have the lowest actual numbers and rates of increase for diabetes. The vast majority of people in hospitals with diabetic foot ulcers and other complications of diabetes are obese White and black folk.

  • BonusGift

    It seems that groups differences are really all over the place and across a wide range of physical and/or mental attributes. Rather than ask what is different, the easier or more refined question is what is the same? That is, the set of what is the same is vastly smaller than what is different (of course, depending on your definition of significant).

  • anarchyst

    It is well known that efficacies of certain medications vary from race to race. However, this fact is hidden in medical journals lest the TRUTH come out that there ARE differences between the races . . .

    • The__Bobster

      Any doctor who treats all races as if they’re the same is committing malpractice.

      • Spartacus

        Unless he does it specifically to harm non-whites, in which case it’s a public service.

        • Martel

          If any doctor would continually ignore racial differences, that would make for an interesting public trial.

  • The__Bobster

    Which is why mixing the races is never a good thing.

  • Spartacus

    You forgot the smell .

  • AllSeeingEyeSpy

    That’s a lot of research. How about telling mother’s not to feed toddlers enough sugary drinks during the day, like cool-aid, that have enough sugar to cause pancreatic failure in grown men.

    • It would be better if it was “sugar”. Too many of those drinks today contain corn sweetener instead, which doesn’t get processed until it reaches the liver.

  • IstvanIN

    To the negative voters: he is, in fact, correct.

    • BonusGift

      Help me here, so he disagrees with himself and he is right to do so?

      • IstvanIN

        I don’t see that. We are no doubt far more similar to chimpanzees than we are different, yet there are huge differences that make us distinct from them. Same with races, there are significant differences but more similarities. All mammals are related but we know they are different and wouldn’t confuse a cat with a dog.

        • BonusGift

          Not necessarily “huge” (your word, not mine), but significant differences. Would you confuse a Chihuahua with a Great Dane, a Bantu with a Japanese? Sure we have similarities and can successfully produce offspring with each other, yet applying the same medicine in the same dosages can be deadly, for example.

  • BonusGift

    It might even be useful and informative for many that deny the differences. One of the basic falsifiable assumptions of cultural Marxism/Marxists is that we are all the same (i.e., that all races or groups are essentially the same except for maybe melanin differences), when in fact we are not. Listing and showing the biological facts would be very enlightening and predictably denied and attacked by the brainwashed and residually brainwashed (i.e., those who post on sites like AmRen but are still in denial of the differences and their significance).

  • Northerner

    The results only make sense if they’re counting South Asians (i.e., Indians and Pakistanis) as Asian-Americans. Those groups are known to have high cholesterol and problems with diabetes as a consequence of their diet.

  • One of my friends from Oklahoma is like that. When Dan mentioned it, I said, “You must also be partly Amerind.” It didn’t show in his features, but he said “Yes.”

    Early proto-white steppe nomads who kept cattle back in the days before the Aryan invasion of Europe was even a beer-hall putsch eventually developed a tolerance, which even from an evolutionary standpoint is passing strange. I’m a home-brewer, and not even yeast can metabolize lactose.

  • Anglokraut

    Neither of us have children. I’m not keen on having bastards, no matter how good the welfare benefits are.