Diabetes is a chronic disease that impacts millions of Americans, with the black community being at the highest risk. Research has found that 1 in 3 adults have prediabetes, which is a prolonged state of high blood sugar levels. While prediabetes isn’t quite diabetes, 70% of prediabetics go on to develop diabetes which can be nearly impossible to reverse.
The good news is that for the millions of prediabetics, there are plenty of ways to stabilize blood sugar levels and turn around the risks. If you already suffer from diabetes, you can use these tips to control your diabetes under the guidance of your doctor.
1. Exercise Often
A key way to turn around your risk for diabetes is to get moving. Research shows people who burn about 2,000 calories a week can increase the body’s cells that are more sensitive to insulin. This increased insulin sensitivity means that the body can better regulate blood sugar levels without releasing too much insulin over time.
To burn 2,000 calories in one week, you need to burn 400 calories each day for 5 days a week. You can do this by walking or jogging for 40 minutes, strength training for an hour, 30 minutes of