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Why Do Some Diabetics Get Gangrene?

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Why Do Some Diabetics Get Gangrene?

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Date: 2019-08-31 12:00:10

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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:

• Black
• Yellow 
• Red
• Green

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:

• Oxidation
• Hemorrhaging
• Clotting 
• The vascular system becomes thicker and stiffer

Symptoms of gangrene:

• Dead tissue
• Ulcers 
• Severe nerve damage
• Pain 
• Numbness

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)

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.


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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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