How to STOP Prediabetes Going Into Diabetes

Discover the best natural ways to prevent prediabetes or diabetes—or keep the situation from getting worse.


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0:00 Introduction: Preventing diabetes
0:13 Insulin resistance explained
5:10 Diabetes symptoms
5:58 Treatments for diabetes
6:44 How to stop diabetes
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How can you stop prediabetes from developing into diabetes? Let’s talk about it.

There is something that occurs before prediabetes called insulin resistance. This is a condition where your body is resisting high levels of insulin. High insulin levels are created from consuming a high-carb diet.

Insulin resistance will keep your blood sugar levels appearing normal until you develop prediabetes. However, you’ll still experience symptoms of insulin resistance.

Eventually, though, the beta cells that make insulin will not work as well, and you’ll develop prediabetes. If no changes are made, prediabetes can become diabetes very quickly. At this point, you have insulin resistance and high blood glucose (diabetes).

Symptoms of diabetes:
• Frequent urination
• Brain fog
• Feeling tired after eating
• Frequent eating
• Cravings for carbs
• Tingling sensation in the hands or feet
• Vision problems
• Kidney problems
• Fatty liver
• Belly fat

The typical treatment for diabetes is medication. However, the dietary consumption of sugar and carbs is often overlooked.

The best ways to prevent diabetes naturally:
1. Replace the carbs in your diet with fat and protein
2. Do intermittent fasting
3. Consume low-starch vegetables
4. Get plenty of trace minerals, B vitamins, vitamin C, and vitamin D
5. Exercise

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis and intermittent fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals®. 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, 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.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps you better understand insulin resistance and diabetes prevention. I’ll see you in the next video.


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  1. @C.N.1 on December 5, 2023 at 11:14 am

    ❤ Another extreme benefit of Healthy Keto is not having to worry about the cleanliness of what we just put in our mouths. Especially for us who care about the smells of the nutrition we eat! 💯 For instance- processed cheeses are disgusting. Thanks again, Dr. Berg! 🙂

    • @wertpollwert on December 5, 2023 at 11:39 am

      In regards to smells, you could say the same about fish.

    • @candacemenard4229 on December 5, 2023 at 2:06 pm

      If fish is fresh it does not smell

    • @jenninemorel7693 on December 5, 2023 at 3:31 pm

      What is “healthy keto”?

    • @justme-on7bn on December 7, 2023 at 3:13 am

      Velveeta is processed and it tastes great!

    • @helenevion5948 on December 9, 2023 at 2:53 pm

      @@jenninemorel7693If you type words like WHAT IS HEALTHY KETO in the search 🔎 area of this channel, you will find videos Dr Berg made to answer this. If you want to avoid yt ads, go on his website instead.

  2. @herwindoy5517 on December 5, 2023 at 11:22 am

    Thank you dr. Berg. Thanks to your video, I was able to lose weight from 95 kg to 79 kg in 3 months. Greetings from Indonesia

    • @SpamMouse on December 5, 2023 at 11:31 am

      Well done. 👍

    • @helenevion5948 on December 9, 2023 at 11:07 am

      Awesome 👏

    • @lindawpl on December 22, 2023 at 3:12 am

      Hi fellow Indonesian, maybe can share your experience on how to maintain it for a long term? Thanks.

  3. @joybellepalanca1402 on December 5, 2023 at 11:41 am

    💚🧡 Thank you so much Dr Berg!
    I am taking this seriously as I am genetically predisposed to Diabetes & Heart Disease from my father’s side.
    I am in my late 40’s and there has been a lot of changes and health issues presenting. I do IF and still educating myself through your guidance with my health concerns…
    You are a Blessing to many 🙏🌷 thank you 🇦🇺

    • @roseannamanues2111 on December 5, 2023 at 4:26 pm

      In my area and also not knowing anything about my mother’s side cause of her being adopted. Especially when you don’t have transportation it’s hard getting the things you need for certain items.

    • @joel6427 on December 5, 2023 at 6:53 pm

      You might be genetically predisposed, but is it possible it is a myth? I don’t know, but I think it might not be true like so many more things we were told that turned out to not be so. Is it possible your relatives ate a poor diet that caused their illnesses? I have listened to Dr. Lustig on the subject of Metabolic science and tend to think he might be on to something big.

  4. @MRLX54 on December 5, 2023 at 12:05 pm

    Sipping my ice cold water laced with ACV while fasting 20:4. I am 2 weeks in Keto and intermittent fasting I feel better no more sugar cravings 😊thanks Dr Berg! ❤

    • @skorpers on December 5, 2023 at 2:28 pm

      What are your favorite foods for you meal?

    • @josiekeys7669 on December 5, 2023 at 3:05 pm

      What is ACV that you add to water

    • @MRLX54 on December 5, 2023 at 3:09 pm

      @@josiekeys7669 Apple cider vinegar

    • @MRLX54 on December 5, 2023 at 3:18 pm

      @@skorpers I’ve been eating a lot of leafy green salads spinach, dark green kale with bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, avocado, boiled eggs and chicken. Those are my favourite combinations. I sprinkle lemon juice, bit of olive oil and some nutritional yeast on my salads. I do need to expand my food options a little bit though as eating the same foods can get a bit boring.

    • @Bossyboos on December 5, 2023 at 3:23 pm

      Did you ever feel you’re losing hair with this 20-4 IF?

  5. @shp3642 on December 5, 2023 at 12:10 pm

    Thanks Dr Berg for all your advice I have lost 50 pounds in the last three months from 275 to 225 by doing keto and intermittent fasting with some exercise and walking.

    • @helenevion5948 on December 9, 2023 at 11:18 am

      Very well done 👍 🎉🎉

  6. @adventuresoflucydtakeonthe4669 on December 5, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    Thanks – Keto and alternate day fasting was a game changer for us! Thanks Dr Berg!

  7. @SamCableguy on December 5, 2023 at 12:37 pm

    This man speaks truth. My AIC was 5.8 in February. I simply cut back on my carb intake and was intermittent fasting everyday and it went down to 5.4 by August and I also lost 20lbs

    It’s literally free to do this lol why would you not?

    • @vanitagomes3794 on December 5, 2023 at 4:33 pm

      Did you exercise too

    • @vanitagomes3794 on December 5, 2023 at 4:36 pm

      What exactly did you eat

    • @SamCableguy on December 5, 2023 at 5:59 pm

      I barely exercise. I go to the gym maybe once a week. My carb meal for the day is chicken and rice. Eating rice 3 times a day for years was pushing my AIC higher

      Also my morning coffee used to have creamer and 3 sugars. Now I have my morning coffee completely black, no sugar. I have my “fun” coffee later in the day as a dessert

      I went from 152lbs to 131lbs in like 3-4 months by making these simple adjustments. I love that these changes require very little effort and it’s basically free to do this. You have really nothing to lose

    • @fbastrong8815 on December 5, 2023 at 6:31 pm

      @@SamCableguy I have my “fun” coffee later in the day as a dessert

      hehehe, good meal planning.

    • @zergslayer69 on December 5, 2023 at 8:28 pm

      Because people are addicted and can’t stop

  8. @lucyclink9163 on December 5, 2023 at 1:50 pm

    Another great video from Dr Berg. I am trying to reverse my pre-diabetes. On week 11 of Keto /Intermittent Fasting now. It was tough to start with but I have found that Dr Bergs videos have really encouraged me.

    • @Drberg on December 5, 2023 at 2:42 pm

      Thank you very much. Wishing you good health!

    • @lucyclink9163 on December 5, 2023 at 2:44 pm

      @@DrEricBergDC Thank you for your kind message. I wish you and your team good health also.

    • @UsEr-uq4kw on December 5, 2023 at 9:26 pm

      ​@DrEricBergDC my T2 hb1ac has gone up every year, with increased stones and dosages!
      Am I too late for reversing DT2 with keto and IF?
      Where do I start?

  9. @juanvideofotos on December 5, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    For those of you new to Dr Berg; I’ve been following his advise for years and he changed my life, now I take ZERO medications and have more energy than ever. My doctor at one point told me “whatever you’re doing keep doing it” Thank you Dr Berg!!

    • @bnatural0415 on December 5, 2023 at 2:27 pm

      AMEN!!! Congrats to you!!!

    • @user-hh5jm6mx9l on December 5, 2023 at 3:30 pm

      Where do you start on this keto diet please? As so much videos. And so little energy. Thanks. 😊

    • @sloan_005 on December 5, 2023 at 6:00 pm

      Me too! 😊

    • @sloan_005 on December 5, 2023 at 6:03 pm

      @@user-hh5jm6mx9l- click on Dr. Berg’s tab, find his many ‘beginning keto’ videos. It’s the easiest lifestyle change you will ever make. I failed every diet change I tried in 30+ yrs, this was magic for me. Sooo easy! 😊

    • @helenevion5948 on December 9, 2023 at 11:07 am

      Congratulations 🎊

  10. @bnatural0415 on December 5, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    So much can be reversed that most think can’t be with just these simple instructions and change in your diet. I stopped eating sugar in June and started IF and I feel like a new being . Dr. Berg is DEFINITELY a godsend 🙏🏽 ❤

    • @vanitagomes3794 on December 5, 2023 at 4:35 pm

      By sugar you mean refined sugar. What if I want to eat something sweet. Can I make the sweet with jaggery instead of sugar

    • @vanitagomes3794 on December 5, 2023 at 4:36 pm

      What exactly did you eat

    • @bnatural0415 on December 5, 2023 at 4:47 pm

      @vanitagomes3794  I ate lots of raw veggies, fruit and I drink only water and since June I’ve lost over 40 lbs. I cut out refined sugars (cakes, cookies, sugary drinks) anything processed. If I want to drink pop, I drink sparkling water. My choice of meat is salmon; I sear it and finish in the oven with sautéed kale or spinach. It’s such a wonderful life changing experience. I hope this helps and peace and blessings along your journey

    • @helenevion5948 on December 9, 2023 at 2:52 pm

      @@vanitagomes3794Dr Berg’s videos /articles on what to eat will help fast.

  11. @Leonardokite on December 5, 2023 at 5:50 pm

    My fasting blood glucose level was about 100 but I got a test for insulin and it was 15.1. Not good. I went keto for a while and then did a 26 day fast. I then continued with keto, a 16-8 intermittent fast and a two-day per week fast. After 5 months my insulin level was 4.2. I did a dance! My fasting blood glucose level is now in the seventies.

  12. @sloan_005 on December 5, 2023 at 5:59 pm

    I did it! Literally 1 point away from diabetes, went keto. 50lbs fell off in 6 mos. That was 1.5 yrs ago. Today I am more fit than when I was 25! Doc says “whatever you are doing, keep doing it.”! My blood work is great. I work out and feel amazing. 😊

    • @seattlesix9953 on December 5, 2023 at 6:29 pm

      My doc didn’t know either… seems the standard American diet is ingrained in the industry. even the mediterranean diet is too high in carbs. That diet was pushed by hospital nutritionist and it didn’t do anything to affect the condition until going on keto. Saving $400USD/mth in medication costs now

    • @Drberg on December 5, 2023 at 6:51 pm

      Fantastic! Keep up the good work!

    • @DominiqueFrancon on December 5, 2023 at 8:36 pm

      Your comment has inspired me to get my act together. Thank you!

    • @UsEr-uq4kw on December 5, 2023 at 9:27 pm

      ​@@DrEricBergDCmy T2 hb1ac has gone up every year, with increased stones and dosages!
      Am I too late for reversing DT2 with keto and IF?
      Where do I start?

    • @UsEr-uq4kw on December 5, 2023 at 9:29 pm

      ​​ @DrEricBergDC my T2 hb1ac has gone up every year, with increased stones and dosages!
      Am I too late for reversing DT2 with keto and IF?
      Where do I start?

  13. @brucegold5046 on December 5, 2023 at 6:51 pm

    An excellent explanation of what Insulin resistance is and how to prevent it. People don’t drink because it harms their Liver. They don’t smoke because it harms their lungs. People fail to realize that too much Sugar harms their Pancreas—-and they need to stop the abuse of their Pancreas.

    • @helenevion5948 on December 9, 2023 at 3:10 pm

      Yes. It’s also not knowing how to stop addiction. Dr Berg’s videos on cravings/ addiction helped me with these.

  14. @joanneb3524 on December 5, 2023 at 7:26 pm

    I flash back to a time, in the mid-90’s when I had read about insulin resistance and pre-diabetes. The article said that a person needs to not only cut back or eliminate refined carbs, but ALL carbs. It also talked about carb addiction, which I identified with whole-heartedly. I tried having a discussion with my doctor about it and asked for some dietary guidance. I remember her staring at me in total horror and then proceeding to scream at me about how I wasn’t an MD, the article(s) I read were quackery. She said, “a calorie is a calorie is a calorie” regardless what it’s from and there was NO difference at all between proteins, carbs, and fats. She shoved a Weight Watchers brochure at me and slammed the door as she left the exam room. I wish I could remember her name (I changed doctors after that, I refuse to be yelled/screamed at by a doctor) because I’ve love her to see how wrong she has been proven by MULTIPLE authorities. In 2017, I went on the KETO diet, and eventually used OMAD for maintenance. I told the doctor I had then what I was doing and she said it was all harmful to me and to stop. I didn’t. My health and weight were out of control. Yet, a year later she recommended a low-carb diet in spite of me having already lost 65 pounds (a third of my body weight). It’s just really hard for me to trust doctors who would rather have me take medications than change my diet.

    • @DominiqueFrancon on December 5, 2023 at 8:43 pm

      I also think they want obedience because after all they are the authority.

    • @prakashdesai534 on December 6, 2023 at 8:36 am

      @@DominiqueFrancon I am so sorry to tell you, but she was right, a calorie is a calorie is a calorie Keto worked for you because you were in cal deficit. if it was in surplus or maintenance, it would have not worked. A balanced diet with high protein with cal deficit is the way to go.

    • @gloglos100 on December 7, 2023 at 8:47 am

      ⁠@@prakashdesai534that is part of it. Insulin blocks fat release from cells. A calorie is a calorie but where it is released from matters that doctor was likened whom screamed at me, an officious ignorant fool, hubris. . My doctor stories are being pushed on puffers and prednisone twice daily until I became asthmatic and dependent and lost 70% of my lung volume and allergic and nearly dying daily. Doctors ridiculed me when I said I had lost muscle strength and weaker doing pump, hair went grey became incontinent and put on 25% of my body weight. They said it was because I was old. Finally specialist gave me 500 mg prednisolone as he decided I had eisonynophyllia. He planned to put me on a $24,000 a year biological, ide effect death. I was not, it was mast cells, as I had explained in the b3ginning in 2004. Now I am threatened with diabetes as a result of the drugs. Despite having found a harmless Alternative to calm the asthma, recover some lung volume, gradually recover from incontinence despite my usual doctor saying he was not comfortable with anything other than high dose steroids on which over one month I got bubbles in retinas. Drs name these retinal bubbles ‘ age related’ degeneration rather than being stuffed up, medically related, by loads of cortisol mimics.

    • @gloglos100 on December 7, 2023 at 8:54 am

      Thank you Dr Berg. I have turned my life around from fast dying due to medical supervised process. I have been worried re pancreas because of steroid drug overdose long term and grateful to have found you. My parents had life long health until death at 100 and everyone expected me to exceed their pattern. They avoided doctors. I got tripped up with allergic reaction in my early 60s, eat wth heavy steroids and put on twice daily puffers unnecessarily. So now healing that damage 20 years later. Already looking 20 years younger than I did a few years ago.

    • @chuckiegravesfield3170 on December 8, 2023 at 3:04 am

      you are also allowed to scream at doctors. never forget that.

  15. @-.Steven on December 6, 2023 at 1:49 am

    This happened to me. Everything seemed normal for years, then BAM! Had a tragic, significant loss in my life and my TSH numbers went sky high, pre-diabetic, fatty liver. I now practice IM, Keto, watch Dr. Berg videos, and other similar practices and the numbers have improved greatly. Dr. Berg speaks the truth!

  16. @user-xr1bi5px8c on December 7, 2023 at 9:22 pm

    Dr Berg, I can’t thank you enough for all of your informative videos. You have coached me throughout this year to loose 16 kilo’s.
    I am 68 and now I have so much more energy and vitality and feel years younger. I have introduced IF and have greatly restricted sugar and carbohydrates from our diet. My increased knowledge of the benefits of quality nutrition has enabled me to produce quality meals for my family. My husband who is 71 recently had his blood tests reviewed and his Doctor said, ” what ever you are doing, keep doing it because your results are the best they have ever been.”
    When friends and family ask how I did it, I tell them I owe it all to you and to start following you. It’s amazing though, how many people in Australia have heard of you and my results have encouraged them to start the journey.
    Thank you so much. I wish you and your family the very best of continued health and happiness.

    • @helenevion5948 on December 9, 2023 at 4:00 pm

      So awesome 👏 🎉🎉

  17. @dreaming4u601 on December 9, 2023 at 11:19 am

    Fructose got me in a lot of trouble. Dr Berg and his wise advice improved my blood results, which went down to almost normal within months ❤

  18. @bipindeshpande2043 on December 10, 2023 at 7:05 pm

    Thanks, Dr. Eric Berg for such an important podcast.
    Even if we could convince 10% pre-diabetic patients, we will be happier. These 10% will help prevent further people like their friends, relatives, their children, and this can have a crescendo like effect to reduce the rate of new diabetics in the future.
    Dr. Eric, I think regular exercise advice should be amongst the first 3 pieces of advice than at the end. Exercising daily and breaking the sedentary lifestyle is amongst the foremost advice, which ideally pushes glucose inside the cells without the need of insulin and thus improves insulin sensitivity.

  19. @user-jv8cc2qm5h on December 18, 2023 at 2:57 am

    Thank you, Dr. Eric. This video is the most comprehensive one about blood sugar. Yes, I reduced my A1c from 6.2 to 5.3 by changing my diet to a ketogenic way. I feel sorry for people that want to go to medication rather than change their diet.😊

  20. @Toni-po4hq on December 24, 2023 at 8:27 am

    Thank you Dr Berg for this comprehensive information. A year ago my blood pressure was 178/95. Saw my nurse practitioner (can’t get a doctor in Canada). Obviously prescribed BP meds. I knew I needed to lose weight and was told “We don’t like to do that. As long as you’re feeling good that’s all that matters. Think of everything your body does. for you.” Blood work came back “fine” but there’s no doubt in my mind I am insulin resistant. I’ve just started keto and hoping to lose 45 pounds.

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