Why Do Some Diabetics Get Gangrene?
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let’s talk about why some diabetics get gangrene okay and others don’t first of all what is gangrene it really has nothing to do with the color green but when you get gangrene the tissue usually in the feet or the toes start first and then sometimes in the hand start turning black yellow red and even kind of a shade of green now the actual word gangrene comes from the Latin word which means putrefaction dead or dying tissue and the reason why the tissue is dying is simply because you’re exposing the tissue with way too much sugar okay so if your blood sugar is too high that sugar goes to the vascular system and the tiny little blood vessels especially starting in the toes and sometimes in the hands because you start off from the heart with larger blood vessels and then it gets down to the bottom of the feet to the tiny capillaries then it comes back through the venous system but when you expose glucose to your vascular system you get all sorts of destruction you get massive oxidation creates free radicals hemorrhaging so you’re getting bleeding getting clotting the the vascular system is becoming thicker and stiffer and you’re getting a healing response inflammatory response and all of this is going to stop the blood flow to the tissues and to the nerves now the lining on the inside of the vascular system is called the endothelial layer and this layer does not require insulin to transport glucose into those cells which means that if you have insulin resistance you won’t have any resistance there if there’s too much glucose it’s going to drive it right into the tissues and that’s really what’s creating the damage if you look at insulin resistance as a protective mechanism to block insulin and glucose from going in the tissues because it’s toxic large amounts and there’s certain tissues that don’t require insulin and those usually get hammered okay the brain cells for example don’t require insulin you have the brain blood barrier which does but not the actual brain cells the red blood cells don’t require insulin this is why when you get a test with called a1c they’re measuring the amount of exposure of that sugar to the red blood cell to determine if you’re a diabetic or not so the more sugar in the blood the more vascular problems you’re gonna have and that’s gonna stop the nutrition to the tissues and the oxygen to the tissues and it’s gonna start dying and that’s what’s called gangrene so you have a combination of dead tissue ulcers and severe nerve damage a lot of times there’s pain involved until the nerve is dead and then you have no pain it’s completely numb now what could be done for this condition well the most important thing is to avoid this in the first place by not consuming so much sugar okay doing Kido and I have so you never end up in the situation but if you already have this situation there might be a couple things that you can do depending on how severe it is let’s say you don’t want to get surgery and remove your toes okay and maybe you have certain tissues that are not so bad maybe you have an ulcer or some infection well guess what the FDA did approve in 2004 maggot therapy and I’m not I’m not being sarcastic they actually put maggots in the ulcer to clean up the dead tissue certain types of maggots eat the dead tissue and they don’t eat the healthy tissue so they clear out the infection interesting in fact they’re finding that it’s even more effective than certain surgeries because it disinfects the area and it stimulates healing and within one or two days it could be totally cleaned out so these maggots actually release enzymes and they also release like a broad-spectrum antibiotic to kill HUF the infection is quite interesting but of course you would want to make sure that you change your diet so you don’t keep exposing these tissues to glucose you don’t want to just rely on medication to control your blood sugars medication basically takes the excess blood sugar and in it has to put it somewhere it doesn’t evaporate it lowers it but it puts it somewhere in the in the tissues but we want to actually eliminate the sugar from the the other thing that I would recommend especially if you’re getting let’s say you’re getting nerve damage but maybe it’s not gangrene yet is to start taking benfotiamine but in folk too mean is a B vitamin that is made into a fat soluble version so it penetrates the myelin sheath it goes right into the nerves and actually can help to protect against the high sugar and the complications and it’s great for peripheral neuropathy it’s called benfotiamine get some take like four tablets a day spread out and you’ll see some really wonderful changes with that anyway I wanted to create this video to explain why diabetics get gangrene and what’s involved thanks for watching if you’re liking this content please subscribe now and I will actually keep you updated on future videos
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Today, we’re going to talk about gangrene. Why do some diabetics get gangrene, and others don’t?
What is gangrene?
When you get gangrene, the tissue in the feet and toes, and sometimes in the hands, start to turn:
What are the causes of gangrene?
With gangrene, your tissue is dying. This happens because you’re exposing the tissue to way too much sugar.
When you expose glucose to your vascular system, you get all sorts of destruction that is going to stop the blood flow to the tissue and nerves. You get:
• The vascular system becomes thicker and stiffer
Symptoms of gangrene:
• Dead tissue
• Severe nerve damage
The more sugar in the blood, the more vascular problems you’re going to have. To avoid gangrene, you need to limit your sugar intake. Get on the ketogenic diet, and start doing intermittent fasting.
What to do for gangrene:
In 2004 the FDA approved maggot therapy. This is where maggots clean up the dead tissue and clear out the infection. This may actually be more effective than certain surgeries because it:
• Disinfects the area
• Stimulates healing
The maggots also release enzymes and release a broad-spectrum antibiotic to kill the infection. Within one or two days, the infection could be completely cleaned out.
Other things you can do:
• Change your diet (eliminate sugar)
• Take benfotiamine (fat-soluble vitamin B)
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