11 Everyday Habits That are Pushing You Towards Diabetes

everyday habits that are pushing you towards diabetes

You must be aware of diabetes and its complications. You will be shocked to know that ordinary everyday choices that you are making are pushing you towards diabetes.Read on to know about these seemingly unrelated reasons that can lead to diabetes, especially type-2diabetes. Let’s get straight into these bizarre causes.

11 Everyday habits That May Lead to Diabetes

1. Love Waking Up Until Wee Hours:

Sleep disturbances and sleep issues can also increase your risk of diabetes. These issues cause significant changes in glucose metabolism, hormone levels and autonomic nervous system activity. Unfortunately, all of these can possibly lead to diabetes.

love waking up until wee hours

2. Using a Mouthwash:

This is quite weird but rinsing your mouth twice with a mouthwash increases your risk by almost 55% as compared to the people who don’t use mouthwash. Want to skip your daily mouth rinsing ritual already?


using a mouthwash

3. Skipping your Breakfast:

Do you regularly skip your breakfast? If yes, you are making yourself more vulnerable to develop type-2 diabetes. Whenever you deprive yourself of food or go long without eating anything, your insulin levels are disrupted significantly and this in-turn might lead to this debilitating health condition in long-run.

skipping your breakfast

4. Skipping Your Cup of Coffee:

Cutting back on your daily coffee might lead to diabetes. If you cut your coffee consumption by one cup each day you increase your risk of diabetes by almost 17% [1]. Whereas, if you add an extra cup of coffee each day, you lower your diabetes risk by 11%. So, let’s sip up the awesomeness.

skipping your cup of coffee

5. Sprinkling Salt Over Your Meals:

Love going crazy with that salt shaker? Surprisingly, excess sodium consumption is associated with hypertension and obesity. Every 1,000 mg of extra sodium consumed increases your risk by almost 43%.

sprinkling salt over your meals

6. Going Gluten-Free:

Well, going gluten free might be a diet fad but a study [2] reveals that consumption of gluten-free diets might lead to development of type-2 diabetes. This is probably because of lack of fiber-rich whole grains which help in improving insulin sensitivity.

going gluten free

7. Microwaving Your Food in Plastic:

Re-heating your leftover foods in plastic containers? Because it is convenient and easy. The two main chemicals used in plastic containers are linked with increasing risk of diabetes in children and teens. Using these containers may also increase insulin resistance.

microwaving your food in plastic

8. Not Caring About Probiotics:

Never cared to consume probiotics? Skipping foods that are rich in probiotics might cause this chronic condition as you have more bad bacteria in your body than good ones. These bad bacteria cause a inflammatory havoc in your body resulting in insulin resistance and higher blood glucose levels.


not caring about probiotics

9 Binge-watching Netflix or T.V.:

Love binge-watching your favorite rom-com series? According to a research conducted at Harvard School of Public Health binge watching T.V. for two more hours long-term can increase your risk by almost 20%.

binge watching netflix or tv

10. Not Having Some Time Under The Sun:

A Spanish study has revealed that getting too less of sunlight might also lead to diabetes. This is due to lack of vitamin D. Our pancreas require vitamin D to work efficiently. Now, It is time to spend some time in sunlight as well. Though, never forget your sunscreens.

not having some time under the sun

11. Stressing Out All Day Long:

Always Stressed due to work, relationships and family? A study has revealed that you are at high risk of type-2, if you hardly have any control over your stress levels. Stress can increase cortisol levels in your body thereby significantly messing with your blood sugar levels. Try various relaxation and recreational activities to keep your stress levels under check.

stressing out all day long

While all these seemingly absurd causes might lead to diabetes but most of them are easily preventable and controllable. We believe you can now easily reduce your risk of developing diabetes by avoiding these causes.