3 Max out insulin-making reserves
It’s well known that at the centre of the storm of the slow and steady onset of pre-diabetes is insulin resistance – the body’s inability, due to excess weight and genetic risk factors, to effectively use the insulin the body makes. Along with insulin resistance, the body also has an ever-so-slowly dwindling supply of insulin. Research shows that both insulin resistance and decreased insulin-making capacity start well before the diagnosis of prediabetes and years before the onset of type 2. It seems that some people’s bodies can continue to make as much insulin as they need, while others cannot. A key to treating pre-diabetes is to put this insulin resistance in reverse and maximise your body’s insulin sensitivity by losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight and being physically active. Studies show that just 30 minutes of daily activity, such as walking, can really help.