Smoking can increase the risk of developing diabetes by 44% for regular smokers and 61% for smoking heavy (more than 20 cigarettes per day) in comparison with non-smokers as per an analysis of a number of studies, which together included more than one million smokers.

However, quitting can reduce the chance over time, but not immediately.

A study of men who were middle-aged smokers found that five years after stopping smoking, their risk of developing diabetes decreased by 13%, and, after 20 years, it was similar to smokers who had never smoked.

The majority of people who suffer from type 2 form of diabetes are obese or overweight. Additionally, those with pre-diabetes are more likely to be a victim of visceral fat that is, they carry excess weight around their abdominal and middle organs like the liver.

Studies have revealed that excess visceral fat can cause insulin resistance, which increases the risk of developing diabetes dramatically. The risk of developing vertigo can be decreased through weight loss, specifically in the middle.

A study of over 1,000 people showed that for each kilogram (2.2 pounds) they shed, the risk of developing diabetes decreased by 16 percent. This study also showed that the greatest reduction in the risk of developing diabetes was 96%, that is, the loss of 6 kg (13.2 pounds).

There are many good methods to lose excess weight… exercising… eating a healthy diet.

There are many diet options to pick between Mediterranean, paleo, vegetarian, low-carb. Perhaps the most effective is the Beating-Diabetes Diet.

5: Reduce the amount of fat that you consume

As you’ve probably guessed, the primary reason for Type 2 Diabetes is the fat that clogs the receptors of the muscle cells, causing the Insulin can’t open the cell membranes that allow glucose to pass through. It is believed that the “cure” is to unblock the receptors.

If you’re pre-diabetic, it is possible that fat is already causing problems for the receptors. It is possible to unblock the receptors by reducing the fats that you consume in your diet.

To reduce the amount of fat in your diet:

ensure there is less than 10 percent of the energy you get from the food you consume is in the form of fat (read the label) and

Reduce your intake of meat, eggs, dairy products, and meat as much as you can, and instead focus on food made from vegetables and plants (fruit and veggies).

It’s as easy as that.

6: Reduce the refined carbs that you eat

Refined carbohydrates are the sugar that has been refined and other grain products which are milled. This process strips dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and vitamins from the grain.

Examples of refined carbohydrates are White sugar, Granulated Sugar, High fructose corn syrup, and other such items and white rice, white flour, white pasta, etc. They are digested faster than non-refined carbohydrates.

Numerous studies have demonstrated an association between the regular consumption of sugar and other refined carbs and the risk of developing diabetes.

For instance, an analysis that looked at a collection of 37 studies showed that those who consume the most refined carbohydrates are four times more likely to develop diabetes than those who have the most minimal intake.