• Exercise regularly: Studies show exercise boosts expression of a gene called GLUT4, which helps pull sugar from blood into cells and trains the body to use that sugar more efficiently.

  • Sleep well: People with chronic insomnia or those who sleep five hours or less per night have the highest rates of diabetes compared to normal sleepers

  • Eat more fiber: Build your meals around fibrous foods such as beans, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, shooting for at least 25 grams per day

  • Keep your gums clean: Bacterial infection can boost inflammation and impair insulin sensitivity.