Excessive consumption of refined sugar
When a person consumes refined sugar throughout their life, by the time they reach their mid-forties, (the age when most type 2 diabetics are diagnosed,) there is excess sugar buildup in the body. The pancreas still functions but is overwhelmed by the excess sugar. This causes the body to become insulin resistant; a condition known as diabetes.
Lack of sleep:
Studies have found that sleeping less than eight hours a night can contribute to the triggering of type 2 diabetes.
Stress, just like lack of sleep, causes imbalance in bodily functions. Stress can also trigger cravings for sweets and, further, indulgence in eating sweets, which can trigger type 2 diabetes.
Lack of exercise:
Lack of exercise can lead to overweight and obesity. The most recent research has shown that when a person becomes overweight or obese, some of the fat may find its way into the blood stream where it coats the cells, preventing them from absorbing the sugar and using it for energy.
Bad eating habits:
Consumption of fatty foods late at night when the body’s digestive enzyme levels are at their lowest; consumption of processed, fast foods, and too much refined sugar; overeating—all these bad eating habits may contribute to type 2 diabetes.