Insulin Potentiation Therapy: The Breakdown
Standard insulin potentiation therapy typically involves five core steps:
After a thorough consultation and examination, therapy will begin via an intravenous infusion of short-acting insulin.
The goal is to get the body's natural level of sugar in the blood to drop to between 35 mg/dl and 40 mg/dl, well below the 95 mg/dl to 100 mg/dl diseased cells need to survive.
Depending on the patient, a low dose of chemotherapy will often be used at the same time. When combined with IPT, only about 10 to 15% of a normal dose is required.
Thanks to the insulin therapy, the patient will be able to handle the chemotherapy much better than they would under normal circumstances.
The patient will be observed for six weeks, at which point specialists can determine the extent to which the chemotherapy is working and how well.