Diabetes Medication Effects: Metformin, Sulfonylurea & Insulin

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In this video, Dr. Berg talks about the different effects of the diabetes type 2 medication. The pancreas produces insulin that travels through the blood and goes into insulin receptor, it then receives it and creates and effect of lowering blood sugar and storage of either glycogen, cholesterol or fat.

3 main effects that certain medications create:
1. Increase beta cell production of insulin – Medication called Sulfonylurea.
The problem with this medication is it was also used as an herbicide by blocking certain amino acids in plants.
Side Effects: Increase risk of cardiovascular disease and death

2. Increase the absorption of insulin – Insulin receptor failure to return the feedback look to the pancreas. The more the receptor is blocked and downgraded, the more the pancreas is going to produce more insulin. Metformin increases the sensitivity of insulin. It allows the insulin to be received more.
Side Effects: Lactic Acidosis, Depletes B1

3. Giving more insulin – dumping too much for the purpose of keeping the blood sugars regulated and normalized at the expense of increasing cardiovascular risk, weight gain and hypoglycemia.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 52 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. 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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23 Commentaires

  1. Excellent video Dr. berg! What do you think of non diabetes being prescribed Metformin as an anti aging drug that promotes longevity? I have read about this from several doctors who have published books and also spoken about it on various podcasts such mindbodygreen, Tim Ferris mentioned it as a hack for living a long life.
    Given the side effects of such drugs I just don’t get!?

  2. Informative. The only thing I would add is that Metformin's primary mode of action is blocking gluconeogenesis in the liver, which helps type-2 diabetics with elevated fasting glucose levels (treatment for people who have high morning blood sugar). Increasing cellular insulin sensitivity is a secondary action.

  3. not sure if you read this but i had an epiphany while meditating with those extra hours i do not sleep away any more i have a correct model for type 2 diabetes i suspect this is correct here it is Type 2 diabetes is a hormone war it is insulin vs lepton. Those with type 2 diabetes our insulin and lepton are interchangeable insulin is a hormone released by pancreas to feed cells and convert glucose to glycogen threw insulin receptors on liver. Lepton is made in the fat cells its purpose is to slow absorption to a trickle because fat cell is full this hormone than leaks out of the fat cell in to the blood stream on normal people it goes to lepton receptor in the brain and you stop eating in type 2 diabetics this hormone ends up in livers insulin receptor this causes blood sugar rise and your pancreas compensates by making more insulin problem solved till you get fatter than lepton wins than doctor gives you Metformin which is insulin preservative which gives insulin a leg up in the war but eventually you just wear out your pancreas and start using insulin.

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