You may know that diabetes (or type 2 diabetes) is primarily a lifestyle-related disease. It takes time to develop in your body and show itself completely. Prediabetes is a condition when your blood sugar level is more than normal, but not high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes-level.

So this time, we are sharing some lifestyle habits that could lead to diabetes so you can take the necessary steps to prevent it from happening to you.

1. Eating more of refined carbs

Eating More of Refined Carbs
Eating More of Refined Carbs

If your diet includes more of refined carbs such as white bread, white rice and maida, they are triggers for diabetes. Refined carbs stimulate your body to produce more insulin thus causing an insulin surge in the body. Since refined carbs are absorbed easily, they make you hungry soon after consuming them. So, cut down on your refined carbs intake.

2. Less physical activity

Less Physical Activity
Less Physical Activity

The sedentary lifestyle all of us lead nowadays is one of the major contributors to the development of type 2 diabetes. 8-10 hours of desk work and no physical activity or exercise not only increases your waistline but also deposits fats and sugar which is the biggest reason behind many lifestyle disorders like diabetes, thyroid, heart disease, etc. To lower the chances of developing type 2 diabetes, make sure you get some exercise done every day.

3. Drinking too much alcohol

Drinking Too Much Alcohol
Drinking Too Much Alcohol

There are multiple ways in which high alcohol intake can cause diabetes. It increases your blood sugar level, it has a lot of calories and is responsible for excess weight gain, it interferes with effects of insulin and it increases blood pressure. So, as they say, drink moderately.

4. Sleeping late and sleeping less

Less Physical Activity
Sleeping Late And Sleeping Less

If you are staying awake until late, be it working on your laptop, watching TV or using your smartphone, you are increasing the risk of getting type 2 diabetes. Even though you get 7-8 hours of sleep! Using these devices exposes you to artificial light, which is a factor that contributes towards lower insulin sensitivity and improper blood sugar regulation. So make it a habit to follow the age old proverb- early to bed and early to rise.

5. Not having breakfast

Not Having Breakfast
Not Having Breakfast

Breakfast is the main meal of the day, because your body starves for 7-8 hours while you sleep. Skipping breakfast can cause imbalance in your insulin levels and make it hard for your body to control blood sugar level. So you should make it a habit to have three meals every day.

6. Taking stress

Stress
Stress

When you take stress, a hormone called cortisol is released in your body. This hormone has negative effects on your body’s insulin activity and causes your blood sugar level to go up. Also, when you are stressed, you tend to eat more junk food and drink more, which again increases your blood sugar level. The best way to deal with stress is to exercise daily and getting adequate sleep.

7. Drinking beverages with artificial sugar

Drinking beverages with artificial sugar
Drinking beverages with artificial sugar

A lot of your favourite cola and other soft drinks have high amounts of artificial sugar in them. So you shouldn’t be surprised to know that artificial sugar instantly shoots up your blood sugar level. Try switching to no-sugar, natural sweeteners-only drinks. 

So avoid these lifestyle habits at all costs to prevent getting type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.

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