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How to prevent diabetes. Are you at risk?

How to prevent diabetes in this articleyou will learn not only how to prevent diabetes but also how to prevent theearlier versions called pre-diabetes and insulin resistance diabetes is thegreatest medical threat the world has ever seen but it is preventable and evenreversible more than one-third the population today has insulin resistancealso known as pre-diabetes and seven out of eight people are heading in thatdirection but as big a problem as diabetes is an even bigger problem isthat as far as prevention is concerned they're measuring the wrong thing andthe standard treatment for diabetes and pre-diabetes and insulin resistance atbest can solve one problem but in the process they create another problem thatcan be just as severe this may be the greatest health issue that we are facingtoday because it is so widespread and so misunderstood but before we're donetoday you will understand the


 mechanisms involved and you will know how toprevent and even reverse diabetes coming right up I'm doctor Ekberg I'm a holistic doctorand a former Olympian in the decathlon and if you'd like to truly master health byunderstanding how the body really works make sure that you subscribe and hitthat notification bell so that you don't miss anythingso it is well known that these are huge huge problems today and I got thesenumbers from some publications from the American Diabetes Association that todayin the United States we have 30 million diabetics and on top of that there's 8million who are undiagnosed we have 86 million pre-diabetics and pre-diabeticmeans that if you don't change something you're most likely going to havediabetes in about five years or so and 90% of those people do not know thatthey have it if we want to go a little further then we can also say that


 evenif you're not officially in the criteria for pre-diabetes anyone who isoverweight is probably most likely having some degree of insulin resistanceand is heading in that direction and 87% of population in the US would accountabout 250 million people so that's the scope of this problem that the 30million that are diagnosed that's just the tip of the iceberg and even so thosethirty million accounts for one out of five healthcare dollars the diabeteshealthcare is 20% of the total healthcare diabetes related costs andwhen we take the older population in Medicare it's one out of three Medicaredollars so we're all paying for this indirectly through lost productionthrough suffering through increased health in health insurance costs andthrough taxes on the Medicare so it's not just a human suffering but if these30 million grow into several hundred million then it's going to be a hugehuge financial problem as well today each day we will getforty six hundred and sixty new diagnosed cases of diabetes we will


 havetwo hundred and ninety five amputations today and we will have a hundred andthirty seven new cases of kidney failure that will be end-stage and requireddialysis for the rest of their life but then some people say that well you keeptelling us to eat less carbs but in Asia they eat lots of carbs their whole dietsare based on on rice and they don't have any diabetes well that's a myth thinkagain that was true while food was scarce but today when food is lessscarce the two countries that are growing the fastest are India and Chinawhich are traditionally very dependent on rice and carbohydrates so todaythere's almost three times as many diabetics in India as there are in theUS and in China there's almost four times as many diabetics there are fourhundred and fifteen million diabetics in the world today and in China they'regetting close to 50% pre-diabetes so this is not a limited problem it's not


 acultural it's the fact that we eat too many carbohydrates and because food isno longer scarce then those carbohydrates are creating insulinresistance and diabetes we can eat a certain amount or a fairly large amountof carbohydrates as long as food is scarce because if there's enough time tothe next meal then we're gonna store some food and we're gonna burn off thefood before the next meal but more food is no longer scarce carbohydrate is nota food that we can tolerate some of you have seen this but for those who are newwe'll just do a quick review that the mechanism of developing diabetes andinsulin resistance is sugar and when we say sugar we mean all forms ofcarbohydrate because grain and rice and potatothey are starches and starch is only ten minutesaway from becoming sugar it has very very high impact on blood sugar andtherefore very high impact on insulin so sugar in all its forms


 drive insulinwhen insulin goes up and it goes up frequently and it goes up to high levelsfrequently then that insulin is going to store excess fuel into the cell when thecell can't handle anymore the cell becomes insulin resistant because itsays I can't handle any more fuel diabetes is nothing but and we'retalking type-2 diabetes of course is nothing but a late stage development ofinsulin resistance it is an adaptation and we've talked about that in someother videos we'll give you a link and some references at the end theauthorities are very aware of this problem of the scope of the problem sothey're creating more and more campaigns to inform the public of how big aproblem this is so I've got these numbers from a couple of thosepublications and each time they say join us to learn how to fight this costlydisease come and learn how to combat this costly disease at diabetes orgslash Congress


 published by the American Diabetes Association and that's all goodand well that they're trying to inform but what are they trying to do what isthe end goal what is the treatment well unfortunately the treatment consists ofeating more sugar and exercising and they tell you to lose weight and thenthey tell you to take medication that will make you gain weight and everyonewho has been on metformin or insulin for a while knows that it will make you gainweight that's what insulin does it's a storage hormone and they confuse itbecause they tell you to lose the weight they've seen skinny people have lessdiabetes but they get it backwards the fat is not causing the insulinresistance the insulin resistance is causing the weight gain so when you takemedication that will drive the fuel into the cellyou're increasing insulin resistance you're increasing weight and you'remaking it impossible to reverse this


 process as a result I've had many manypeople come through my office and say that oh yeah I have diabetes but it isokay it is being managed I'm seeing a doctor he has it under control and undercontrol means that they're suppressing blood sugar and in the process thisperson can look forward to living ten years shorter have more complicationsand spent two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in the treatment of theirdisease if they get diagnosed by age 50 until the time they die thatunfortunately is what it means to manage the disease so how can the problem be somisunderstood and the main reason is that we think diabetes type 1 and type 2are the same thing when they are total opposites and we need to realize thateven though there are 415 million people and they're expecting that to double ina few decades this disease or this adaptation this condition did not exist150 200 years ago when they


 discovered diabetes when they first started talkingabout diabetes they talked about some mysterious thing where the blood sugarwas incredibly high and all of those cases were type 1 that was when someprocess had destroyed the pancreas and they had lost the ability to makeinsulin and if you don't have insulin you can't get the blood sugar out of thebloodstream anything you eat gets into the bloodstream but it can't get out andnow the blood sugar is go sky-high and they get really high blood sugar andthey have no insulin so in that case in type 1 diabetes insulin will save theirlife it is absolutely necessary but then they think that type 2 diabetes is thesame thing type 1 is kind of a disease if youwant to call it that because something is broken type 2 is not a diseasenothing's broken it's all working we're just pushing the system into animpossible place so type 2 diabetes also has very


 high blood sugarbut unlike type 1 type 2s have a lot of insulin they have too much so when wetreat it with insulin we make the problem worseso these are two completely different things one requires insulin one shouldnever have any more and here's the problem with focusing on the blood sugarthinking that the blood sugar is the problem blood glucose blood sugar isactively controlled your body goes through an incredible amount of effortto keep the blood sugar within a certain range it really really loves to have itbetween 80 to 120 anything above that it will pump out and it will store forfuture use when blood sugar goes down we can retrieve it convert it into bloodsugar and energy so our entire fuel economy in the body the physiologyaround energy is around keeping the blood sugar within a certain levelstoring the excess retrieving it when it's too low but keeping it in thereit's a


 managed variable so when we measure it we measure it after it hasbeen controlled it only tells us if it's being controlled or if it has failed itdoesn't tell us where it's heading so as an analogy right now in Georgia it isvery very warm we're in July and in the American South it's been averagingabout 95 degrees Fahrenheit everyday that's about 35 degrees Celsius forthose of you or abroad and let's say that someone asked us could you do alittle study could you measure your temperature in Georgia because we wantto figure out how much air conditioning how muchelectricity were going to need to keep it comfortable inside so okay I'd be I'dbe glad to I'll measure the temperature so then I measured the temperature and Iget it back to them and I said well I measured 72 degrees it was 22 degreesCelsius 72 degrees Fahrenheit and they say that's impossible where did youmeasure and I said


 in my living room that's where it's comfortable that'swhere the the temperature has been controlled okay do you see howridiculous it is to measure a variable that has already been altered that'swhat we're doing with glucose when we're measuring the glucose we want to measurethe factors that influence the glucose we want to measure the insulin we wantto measure how hard does the body have to work at controlling that glucose sohere's how insulin resistance develops we talked about the mechanism sugarinsulin the cell starts resisting that's insulin resistance but how do we measurethat well let's say in year one we measure glucose and we measure insulinand they're well balanced we have balance between where insulin sensitivethen five years later we measure again and the glucose is the same because it'sa controlled variable that the body has suppressed it it's working to keep itthere but insulin


 went up to double so thecells are becoming resistant because it takes twice as much insulin to managethe blood sugar and then five years later the glucose is still the same butit takes three times more so if we only measure glucose we're not getting anyuseful information it's like measuring the inside of the living room to figureout how hot it is outside okay we're not getting relevant information you can'tmeasure the suppressed variable you have to change you have tomeasure the variable that is change based on the demand and the effort sonext we want to understand something very very important that there reallytwo problems and traditional diabetes care handles one and creates more of theother so the two problems are on the one hand blood glucose elevated bloodglucose and on the other hand elevated insulin resistance because these havedifferent effects they cause different


 problems so if we let the blood glucoserun rampant then we're going to have what's called micro vascular disease ormicro vessel disease that means the tiny tiny blood vessels in the body they'regonna swell and get inflamed and they're gonna have problems which is going tocause blindness because we have lots of small blood vessels in the retina in theeye we're going to have kidney problems kidney disease because we have lots andlots of tiny blood vessels in the filtering apparatus of the kidney andwe're gonna have neuropathy because there's lots of little blood vesselsaround the fine nerve endings in hands and fingers especially it is super superimportant to control the blood sugar because otherwise we're gonna get all ofthese things but we have to understand that in controlling the blood sugar ifwe control the blood sugar through medication we are pushing the extra fuelinto the cell who is


 already overloaded it doesn't want it so now we areincreasing the insulin resistance and in doing that we are creating what's calledmetabolic syndrome and metabolic syndrome is everything else that peopledie from which is increased blood pressure cholesterol chronicinflammation cardiovascular disease stroke and Alzheimer's and Parkinson'sdisease neurodegenerative diseases dementia so we have two differentpackages of problems and treating one will create the other so you have adifferent choices you can keep eating like you're eating and not get thetreatment and now you're gonna have the blindness kidney problems and neuropathyor you can keep eating like you're doing and take the treatment suppress controlthe blood sugar and get metabolic syndrome and you keep your fingers andtoes but you get stroke cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's or there isanother option and that is


 you don't keep eating the way you have been youdon't follow the general guidelines of eating 300 grams of carbohydrate intimes of food abundance but you change something in order to prevent this wehave to first understand the mechanism that it's about insulin there is thereare factors that increase insulin and there are factors that allow insulin todrop down and those factors that increase our sugar more sugar increasesinsulin higher frequency of meals increases insulin that's so obvious youeat something that drives blood sugar then you're going to get insulin themore often you do that the more frequently you're gonna put a burst ofinsulin into the system the less time the system is going to have to recoverso the opposite of that the factors that decrease insulin then is to do the exactopposite you reduce the sugar you reduce the carbohydrates that means low carbhigh fat diets / keto that means


 reducing the frequency of mealsintermittent fasting and then you want to learn a little bit more about thefactors that are contributing to blood sugar such as stress that if you'restressed all the time you're going to makecortisol cortisol increases blood sugar which will drive insulin and also driveinsulin resistance and then we have this last thing and I recently did a videoyou're welcome to check that out about exercise because exercise can work bothways that you do want to increase your exercise it is a good thing but you wantto increase the type of exercise that does not increase cortisol because ifyou exercise a lot that increases cortisol you'll actually be drivinginsulin resistance while you're trying to reverse it so you have to understandthis and then you have to measure the variable that matters which is insulinthe insulin is going to change relatively soon compared to the glucoseyou could measure


 insulin and find out in the very early stages how where youare on the insulin resistance we've got some videos on that as well on Homa irand you could save yourself ten years of not having to reverse something andbacktrack you can actually prevent it by measuring it and addressing it early ifyou already have diabetes if you're already diabetic what do you  Ne faites pas quelque chose de différent, mesurez-le, voyez où vous comprenez le mécanisme et reflétez l'adaptation et reflétez ce mécanisme et vous devrez peut-être faire plus pour l'inverser, peut-être que vous devez faire plus pour l'inverser que vous ne l'avez fait ensuite. être prévenu parce que vous avez plus de détérioration, cela a duré plus longtemps vous avez moins de réserves, il y a plus d'habitudes dans le corps et ainsi de suite, mais cela


 ne change vraiment rien, vous croyez aux principes eux-mêmes, et une fois que vous les appliquez eux, vous pouvez commencer à mesurer et voir si cela fonctionne si c'est cool sinon, puis faites plus. En réduisant les glucides, en augmentant le temps de jeûne et tant que vous appliquez ces principes, vous travaillerez à l'encontre du modèle médical où ils traitent une chose et créer un autre. Quand je fais cela, vous vous améliorez tous les deux parce que vous traitez la cause fondamentale parce que vous ne couvrez pas, vous n'essayez pas de pousser le corps hors de sa place. À un autre, vous le laissez faire ce qu'il est "censé faire."