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Think Type 2 diabetes' high blood sugar levels are caused by drinking sodas and eating too many refined carbs? It's not that simple. A big problem is fat.
4 easy tips for blood sugar control
- 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.