Diabetes Feature

6 Warning Signs of Pre-diabetes


2. Lack of Exercise and Unhealthy Eating Habits

Although not a medical condition per se, a lack of physical activity such as little to no exercise can increase your risks of being prediabetic. In addition, poor eating habits can also lead to an increased risk of developing diabetes. Therefore, if you have been told that you are on the verge of becoming diabetic, it is not too late to make healthier lifestyle changes.

The problem is that foods high in sugar can cause your body to become resistant to the insulin created in the pancreas. The result? A lack in your body’s ability to maintain healthy insulin levels. According to the results of a study using a sample of Finnish participants, regular exercise can reduce an individual’s chances of developing diabetes up to 70 percent. So get off the couch or out of that chair and get moving, even if it’s just a walk around the block.