In this video, Dr. Berg talks about the most accurate method to determine your blood sugar. The normal blood sugar level is 80s or roughly between 70 and 90mg/dl. When you are diabetic, you have insulin resistance and you lose 50% of beta cells or cells that make insulin.
• It is not as accurate as blood glucose simply because it is not measuring the blood glucose levels directly.
• It is measuring the % of hemoglobin(protein that carries oxygen in the blood) bound to glucose.
• A1C is the percentage of how much hemoglobin is connected to sugar in the blood.
Types of Anemia
• Low Iron (Abnormally high A1C)
• Hemolytic (Destruction of Red Blood Cells) – very low A1C
Fasting Blood Glucose Level
• When it gets above 110mg/dl causes a start of a damage in the cells of pancreas called beta cells.
• When it gets above 140mg/dl causes a start to other tissues like in the heart, kidney, nerves and more.
• This is the best and the most accurate way to assess blood sugar.
• Normal is less than 120 – 1 to 2 hours and below 100 – 2 hours.
• This gives you the dynamics on how your pancreas releases insulin to push blood sugars down.
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.
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.