We all probably know a handful of friends, family, or coworkers dealing with the daily grind of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is much more common than type 1 and in today’s society it is largely the result of our poor lifestyle habits. To some extent it is hereditary but keep in mind prior to the second half of the 20th century type 1 diabetes was far more common than type 2. Our lifestyles play a huge role in its development.
Of course other factors such as longer lifespans do play a role in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes but on the whole it is easy to see than poor eating habits and sedentary lifestyles are the root cause of the America diabetes epidemic. If you haven’t been to the doctor in a while you are more than likely going to be screened for your fasting blood sugar levels. It’s almost standard practice.
Typically you want to see your fasting blood sugar levels in a range between 80 and 100 mg/dl. This is historically a safe and normal blood sugar range. If your fasting glucose levels are above 125 mg/dl your doctor may start considering a diagnosis of diabetes however most people start showing up between those two zones first.
If you start showing signs of elevated blood glucose levels and you want to return to a safer blood sugar range then the most important thing you can do for yourself is to start exercising. Studies have shown time and time again that people who exercise or who are otherwise active people on a daily basis have better insulin sensitivity and as a result their blood sugar levels are more often than not in a safer range.
These two options are easily the most common natural treatment options for just about everything and they are this common for a reason: it works. If your blood sugar levels are starting to get too high get to work and start dropping some pounds. You may just stop diabetes from ever taking hold in your life.