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Reduce Risk of Diabetes

By
Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS
1-minute read

Good Sleep Habits Reduce Diabetes Risk

Skimping on sleep can increase your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by impairing your body’s ability to regulate blood sugar levels.  A recent study found that three nights of sleeping badly is the equivalent of gaining 20 or 30 pounds in terms of your diabetes risk!  Not only that, but being chronically under-rested can increase your appetite and cause you to overeat and gain weight.  The good news?  The damage can be undone by adopting better sleep habits.

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About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show.