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In this video, we’re going to talk about pregnancy and diabetes. If you have pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, or you’re a diabetic while pregnant, there are several things you need to know.
What is insulin resistance? — This is a condition where your body is not able to absorb insulin. Your body has to make more insulin than it needs, and that excess insulin creates a lot of problems. Your blood sugars may be normal, but you have a big problem under the surface.
HOMA-IR is a test you can take before you get pregnant to check and see if you have insulin resistance.
Complications from having blood sugar problems while pregnant:
• The baby is more likely to become a diabetic
• There is a higher risk of a stillbirth
• The mother may have a problem with fertility
• The baby may have stunted growth
• The baby may have birth defects
• The baby may have pre-eclampsia
The big problem with insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, or diabetes is that your ability to absorb certain essential nutrients is impaired. If you’re pregnant and you have insulin resistance, you need to be taking nutrients or eating foods rich in nutrients to prevent complications.
Nutrients you need:
• Vitamin C
• Vitamin A
• Vitamin E
Symptoms of insulin resistance:
• Belly fat
• Frequent urination at night
• Not satisfied after eating
• Tired after eating
• Low blood sugar symptoms
• Craving carbs
• Get on the healthy ketogenic diet (before you’re pregnant or during pregnancy)
• Do intermittent fasting (only before you’re pregnant, not during pregnancy or while breast-feeding)
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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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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.