Lifestyle Factors that Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Type 2 diabetes is increasingly compromising the health and life expectancy of people all over the world. The costs of the disease, in terms of suffering and medical treatment, is skyrocketing. However, there is hope for people to reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes because the disease is predominately caused by a person’s lifestyle and environment. In this blog post, we’ll examine three aspects of lifestyle that affect the development of Type 2 diabetes and how making changes in these areas can slow or halt the development of this disease.

Diet

With Type 2 diabetes, the body cannot adequately regulate blood sugar levels so diabetics are especially sensitive to foods that cause blood sugar to spike quickly.

Carbohydrates affect blood sugar levels much faster than fats or proteins and are largely found in fruits, grains, legumes, and dairy foods. However, not all carbohydrates are the same. Carbohydrate-rich foods can be classified as either simple carbohydrates or complex carbohydrates.

Simple carbohydrates are processed by the body quickly to be used as fuel. They are naturally occurring in some fruits and milk products but are most generally associated with processed and refined sugars like table sugar, syrups, candy, and soft drinks. Because they are so fast-acting on blood sugar levels, simple carbohydrates should be eaten sparingly.

On the other hand, complex carbohydrate foods, like vegetables, contain fiber which affects how slowly the body processes these foods. The release of sugars into the blood is much slower when eating complex carbohydrates, as opposed to simple carbohydrates, so people hoping to avoid the development of Type 2 diabetes should increase their intake of complex carbohydrates.

Sleep

A lack of sleep can also cause the insulin resistance that leads to improperly regulated blood sugar levels. To get on a better sleep schedule that would allow the body to fully recover each night, people are advised to stop using their electronic devices in the evening.

This advice is based on two factors. The first relates to the type of light used in the screens of electronic devices which suppress melatonin levels, a hormone that causes sleep. The second factor concerning late-night electronic use is mental activity. Many people become distracted by the things they see on their electronic devices, reducing their ability to relax and fall asleep.

Exercise

Getting more exercise is integral to reducing your risk of Type 2 diabetes. Exercise causes cells in the body to become more insulin sensitive, thus increasing the body’s ability to remove glucose from the blood. And when combined with a healthy diet, exercising can reduce your weight, achieving a high level of overall health.

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