This is interesting. I’ve often tipped into the pre-diabetic stage after overnight fasting but I have never tested high for glucose or even nominally high 2 hours after eating. In fact it is about perfect. I test myself every morning and it is usually a little higher than I would like. Very interesting article.
FYI: The author of this article somehow over looks the possibility that all mammals may share this not-so-unique capability. In humans the pituitary may secrete human growth hormone at night when glucose levels descend to levels approaching hypoglycemia. The HGH blocks skeletal muscle ability to upload glucose for some time. I would be willing to speculate that this HGH glucose relationship is present in most mammals. The muscles are redirected to oxidize fatty acids as an alternative source of energy. The value in this study may be confined to the reference: “One dolphin that had especially high insulin levels compared to others, also had a 10-year history of iron overload, or hemochromatosis. Iron overload is associated with type 2 diabetes in people, Venn-Watson noted.”