How Long Before a Diabetic Goes Blind?

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In this video, Dr. Berg talks about diabetic and blindness. Normally, it takes 10 years of exposure to high blood sugar before you notice very serious complications to your nervous system, eyes, kidney, and even the brain.

Some Complications of High Sugar:
• Numbness in Fingertips and Toes
• Infections
• Kidney Leaks Protein
• Nerves of the Eyes get destroyed

High levels of glucose combined with proteins in the tissue and create this situation called Glycated Proteins. The nerves of the eye is fed to the vascular system, if the blood vessels to the nerve can’t flow blood anymore, the nerves die – which causes blindness on a diabetic person. It is a condition called diabetic retinopathy.

• Normal Fasting Blood Glucose: Between 70 – 90
• Prediabetic: 100 – 125
• Diabetic: Over a 125

Type 2 diabetes is a serious problem of insulin resistance where you have high levels of insulin and it is just more damaging than high levels of blood glucose.

Focus of these two things:
1. Getting the carbohydrate out of the diet.
2. Increase the nutrients in the food – start eating foods that are nutrient dense.

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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.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

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