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Lifestyle

Our lifestyle is affecting many functions in our bodies. There are things we do in our daily lives that increase the risk for disease, whereas other factors can protect against different diseases.

Harriet Wallberg’s research has demonstrated several positive effects of regular exercise. For example, exercise reduces blood glucose and increases insulin sensitivity, which decreases the risk of develop type 2-diabetes and improves the blood glucose control in people who already have type 2-diabetes. Other researchers have studied how poor sleep and chronic stress are risk factors for developing type 2-diabetes or negatively influencing blood glucose control in individuals with the diagnose. Stress hormones, which are released during stress and poor sleep, are counteracting glucose uptake into cells and give rise to insulin resistance.  

 

Read more in Harriet Wallberg and Kerstin Brismar's book about living with type 2-diabetes.

Research Projects

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