Type 2 Diabetes is an Insulin Disease More than a Glucose Disease

  • 5 years ago
In this video, we’re going to talk about type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is more a disease of insulin than glucose.

When you’re diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, they usually use a blood test to measure how much glucose is in your blood.

But, the problem is that serious issues occur before you get high blood sugar. This is because these serious issues occur with high insulin.

Issues that occur with high levels of insulin:

• Retinopathy - retina
• Neuropathy - nerves
• Nephropathy - kidney
• Hypertension
• Memory loss
• Visceral fat

If you have high levels of insulin over a period of time, you will develop insulin resistance which then leads to high blood sugar.

Insulin is a hormone that is very anabolic. One of the primary functions of insulin is to lower blood sugar, but it does a lot more. It makes things bigger—it grows things. But, insulin is toxic at high levels. So, to protect itself, the body develops insulin resistance.

As your body develops resistance, it makes more insulin to try to cope. As things worsen over time, your blood sugar levels go up.

It’s very important when you get your blood tested to ask your doctor to always test your fasting insulin levels. They should always be below five.

What causes increased insulin:

• Carbs
• Carbs + protein
• Excess protein (low-fat)
• Frequent eating
• Vegetable oils

How to lower insulin:

• Keto
• Intermittent fasting
• Apple cider vinegar
• Minerals
• Vitamin D
• Exercise
• Lower stress
• Sleep

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.