Don’t Want Diabetes? Avoid These 3 Bad Habits

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Twenty nine million Americans have diabetes, but many of us don’t even know it. In addition, another 86 million Americans have prediabetes (a form of insulin resistance) and by the year 2020 it’s estimated that  77% of men and 53% of women in the US are predicted to have diabetes or prediabetes. With diabetes growing at epidemic proportions, you may be wondering whether you’re putting yourself at risk.

Your nutrition and lifestyle choices are a major factor in your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But when you’re aware of what behaviors can increase your risk, you can start to make small, simple changes to lower your chances of being diagnosed with this debilitating disease. And even if you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you can still decrease your risk of developing complications associated with this disease by avoiding these three main lifestyle and dietary bad habits.

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