2. Lack of Exercise
Lack of physical activity is generally bad for us overall, and can also to mental illnesses such as depression. Prevention notes that while 1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes, a change in diet can do wonders. The sugar-filled foods you eat can eventually become more resistant to insulin that your pancreas creates, meaning it can tap out at a certain point.
However, while diet can make some improvements, Prevention says that a study in Finland showed subjects that exercise regularly dropped their risk of diabetes by as much as 70 percent compared to inactive subjects. The article suggests interval training—low intensity exercise with some high-impact moves mixed in—is best for glucose control.