According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases routinely eating foods that are high in fat and sugar, especially in excess, typically leads to diabetes (1). But, that is only one of many habits that can raise blood sugar and cause the chronic condition.
The truth is, you might be surprised to learn that many common, everyday habits can increase your risk for developing the disease considerably. Are you one of the unsuspecting millions at risk?
Here are every day habits that can cause diabetes…
1. Not Eating Breakfast
Intermittent fasting diets have become popular and may actually offer some health benefits, but be careful about skipping breakfast, particularly if you are already at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
When you forgo your morning meal, you may become ravenous later in the day, causing you to eat more and gain weight over time. Depriving the body of food for extended periods also disrupts insulin levels.