There’s an old saying I’m sure you’ve heard before. “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”
Well, I can’t swear to the wealthy and wise part. But for folks battling blood sugar issues, new research reveals the healthy part is spot on.
It turns out that early birds have an advantage over night owls if you’re diabetic or at risk for the disease.
Researchers have uncovered an overlooked solution to better blood sugar control. And it starts with swearing off the snooze button.
If you regularly sleep in, you can expect a harder time getting the upper hand in the fight against diabetes. But if you hop out of bed and meet the world instead, you’ll have a much better shot at a longer, healthier life with fewer complications… and maybe even fewer meds, too.
I know that sounds WAY too easy. Almost too good to be true, right?
But the science is solid. So go ahead and set your alarm clock and then settle in while I share the latest wake-up call on this devastating disease.
Don’t sleep in on this diabetes solution
It almost seems unavoidable. As you get older with diabetes, you’ll need more sickening meds and higher doses of the drugs to keep your numbers in check.
After all, that IS how diabetes progresses in most people. But I want to let you in on a secret. You DON’T have to be “most people.”
You can be the exception to the rule. Because simple actions you take today can slow the progression of diabetes for an easier tomorrow.
Do it right, and it’s likely you WON’T need more meds and higher doses. In fact, you may even be able to cut back on your current prescriptions. And, in some cases, you could quit them entirely.
The new study finds that people who stay up late and sleep in late tend to be less active overall. And that sedentary lifestyle leads to more difficulty controlling the disease.
Overall, the night owls got 56 percent less activity than the folks who hit the hay earlier and woke up with the rooster. The early birds weren’t JUST far more active. They had better control over their diabetes as a result.
One small change delivers better blood sugar
So if you’ve always been the type to burn the midnight oil, it might be time to consider changing your habits. Turning in earlier and getting up earlier could be the key to wrestling your blood sugar back into control.
But I get it if that’s easier said than done. Some folks are just “wired” that way. If that’s you, at least be conscious of this core difference between you and those early birds. And commit to getting up and on your feet a little more during your waking hours to compensate.
But don’t stop there. We can make this even better by combining it with other proven diabetes-beating steps:
- walk 30 minutes a day
- eliminate all ultra-processed foods
- cut back on carbs (and pass on the added sugars)
Then, ask your doctor about including natural therapies for blood sugar control into your daily routine, such as cinnamon extract, chromium, and berberine.
When combined, these simple steps could put you back in the driver’s seat when it comes to diabetes. They could help you avoid more meds and higher doses. And with your doctor’s approval, you might even be able to QUIT THEM entirely.
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