There are two BIG hormones that have been linked to a higher diabetes risk.
The first is the male sex hormone, testosterone. The second is cortisol.
Read on to discover why…
The link between testosterone and diabetes revealed
Out of those, one in every three will die sooner.
So while your testosterone levels do naturally decline as you get older (it starts around your 30th birthday), eating the wrong foods, using too many plastic products, not working out the right way and obesity play a hand too.
But it’s not just testosterone’s fault… There's another diabetes hormone imbalance that could be at fault...
The link cortisol and diabetes revealed
That’s because stress causes your adrenaline to surge.
In an effort to get you out of the stressful situation, your body releases cortisol. This instructs your body to flood your blood with sugar for a natural burst of energy and disrupts your body’s ability to produce insulin.
And that’s the problem!
You see, modern day stress – think bumper-to-bumper traffic, that looming work deadline, your credit card debt – isn't something you can run away from. This means your body doesn’t use up all that extra sugar flooding your bloodstream like it would if you were running away from a hungry lion.
And so your body’s vicious blood sugar cycle begins.
The end result of this diabetes hormone imbalance, a higher chance of becoming a diabetes statistic.
So there you have it. If you want to lower your diabetes risk naturally, one of your best steps is to get your hormone levels back on track and keep your stress at bay.