Insulin Resistance and Blood Sugar Levels

12 Surprising Ways to Beat Diabetes

Find out how cutting fat, finding a roommate, and catering to a caffeine habit can slash your risk for type 2 diabetes

Shoot for 7 Hours of Shut-Eye

Skimping on sleep and staying in bed all day both boost your risk for diabetes, so shoot for six to eight hours. Getting less than six hours of slumber a night doubled diabetes risk for 1,700 men in a Yale University study, while those who regularly slept for more than eight hours a night tripled their chances for developing the disease. Why? Less-than-optimal sleeping habits mess with the hormones that regular blood sugar.

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