The Most Accurate Method to Determine Your Blood Sugar is Not A1C
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so today we want to talk about the most accurate way to assess your blood Sugar’s okay so we’ll talk about a1c by checking your blood glucose when you’re fasting and checking your blood glucose when you’re post-meal I’m not going to actually mention the glucose tolerance test where you’re going to consume actual glucose and then measure your blood sugars simply because you’re never going to consume just pure glucose and your diet okay so that’s not going to really give you an accurate assessment of what’s going on so let’s start with a 1c okay a 1c is not as accurate as blood glucose simply because it’s not measuring to your blood glucose levels directly it’s giving you a rough estimate of your blood sugars over three months what it’s really measuring is the percent of hemoglobin that is bound to glucose now hemoglobin is the protein that carries oxygen in your blood so a1c is the percentage of how much hemoglobin that’s connected to that sugar okay in your blood now there’s other similar measurements you have a one be a 1 a 1 a 1 a 2 that’s not binding to glucose but the a1c is so this is what they use to assess that now let’s talk about anemia there’s a couple different types one is where you have low iron if you have the type of anemia that is low iron you’re gonna have an abnormally high a1c giving you a false reading with your blood sugars so it’s not going to really be as accurate to actually indicate high blood sugar issues now there’s another type of anemia called hemolytic where you’re actually having destruction of the red blood cells in which case you’re going to have a very low LNC you can also have an infection which control this off you can also have a liver disease or a kidney disease or even being pregnant and it can throw off this number right here so we want to just use this as a guideline it’s not a bad test but realize it’s not 100% all right now let’s just bring up the point what is normal blood sugar well it should be in the 80s roughly between 70 and 90 milligrams per deciliter but if you are a diabetic you’re most likely not going to this right here at least initially until you’re working on it for many many months even sometimes years because if you’re a diabetic especially you’ve been a diabetic for a long time you have insulin resistance and many times you’ve lost up to 50% of your beta cells those are the cells that actually make insulin so we’re really dealing with a dysfunctional pancreas and it’s gonna be really hard to bring this down simply because you don’t have all the cells that make insulin and this is gonna leave you with a slightly elevated blood glucose level okay now if you really work on this and you do in a minute fasting over a period of time I believe you can bring it down pretty close to a normal level okay here’s one of the challenges that I see with diabetics they’re going to their doctor and the doctor is assessing them and there they might be improving but they can’t seem to get the blood sugar down without a lot of medication okay not to mention the recommendations that they’re giving the person is usually higher carbohydrate low fat you know type foods so they’re never going to be able to get them even close to normal especially if their carbohydrates in their diet are just too high so that’s one thing but usually diabetics have a lot of complications they have high blood pressure they have eye problems they have nerve problems they have heart problems they have cholesterol problems and they have a fatty liver so they’re on a lot of different medications and the real problem is the side effect from those medications are sometimes worse than the side effects from the high sugar okay now if you are a diabetic and you do the keto plan and you’re doing in a minute fasting and you’re doing great but you can’t seem to get this down to where it needs to be and it’s it’s higher just realize you can do certain things to neutralize and minimize the complications of that high sugar okay and you can do it with high nutrient dense foods okay that’s why it’s so important when you do a healthy keto plan make sure those foods are high quality having enough vitamin A vitamin C from food b1 vitamin e vital okay those are all antioxidants that are really really important especially about mb1 if you have enough b1 and get it from nutritional yeast or a natural source even if you have high sugar the complications will be very minimal okay so that’s what you want to do if your dad better kind of got diverted there a little bit okay so let’s go to the next test fasting blood glucose level this is not a bad test it’ll give you some data and of course normal would be like 80 okay really roughly between 70 and 90 but when it gets above 110 milligrams per deciliter that’s when you start to have problems okay start do you have damage to the cells of the pancreas or call beta cells it’s at 110 when you start getting above 140 you start to have more problems with the other tissues like the heart especially the inside of your arteries okay you start getting inflammatory conditions the kidney the nerves the fingertips and the bottom of the feet and the brain okay so so if you get your test back and it’s above 140 then we know what’s happening with this okay but again if you’re a diabetic okay and you’re on keto and you’re doing really good it might be really hard to even get it down here at least initially but that’s okay if you keep eating really healthy you’ll be protected now the absolute best and most accurate way to assess your blood Sugar’s is post meal okay one to two hours this gives you the dynamics of how your pancreas releases insulin to push those blood sugars down normal after one to two hours should be 120 or less and then eventually at two hours it should be below a hundred okay so anything above that would be a problem so this right here is rarely talked about it’s it’s really assessed now if you have a blood glucose meter I would highly recommend focusing on this assessment right here and your method of knowing your blood sugars are in check alright thanks for watching so if you’ve personally benefited from the information that I put on my videos I would love to actually see your success story – I put a link down below so you can upload your before and after pictures with your story
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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.
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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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