To be honest, I’m not shocked. In fact, this makes perfect sense. Look at the eating habits of a large majority of today’s adults. There is a fast-food joint on every corner and sedentary lifestyles are becoming the norm.
Obesity rates are rising at an astounding rate, thus it makes sense that diabetes rates would rise as well!
We are talking about Type 2 Diabetes here. It is largely preventable and even reversible through diet and exercise.
Not only is Diabetes detrimental to health, but it causes great financial strain due to high medical costs.
Sounds like something you’d want to avoid, right?
So let’s spread the word. What can you do to decrease your chances of developing Type 2 Diabetes?
Eat a balanced, healthy diet.
Keep your weight within a healthy range.
Get enough sleep.
Keep stress levels to a minimum. Or at least deal with stress in a healthy manner.
These are habits you should adopt to live a healthy lifestyle in general. But if you can reduce your risk of disease in the process, it’s a win/win situation.
What do you think about the predicted rise in Diabetes rates?