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Surprising Habits That Can Lead to Diabetes, Says Science

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Over 122 million Americans are living with diabetes , a chronic disease that impacts the way in which your body turns food into energy, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While there are three main types of diabetes—type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes —type 2 is by far the most common as well as the most preventable. "If you recognize any of the symptoms, seek help, as identifying diabetes early can be key to preventing it from getting worse," says Dr. Deena Adimoolam , a Yale-trained endocrinologist who specializes in diabetes, food as medicine and metabolic health. Knowing the most common habits that contribute to it, may help prevent it from happening to you. Here are five surprising habits that can lead to diabetes.  1 Having High Blood Pressure High blood pressure is a risk factor for diabetes. The American Diabetes Association reveals that while almost one and three American adults have high blood pressure, two out of three with diabetes s