Unfortunately many truck drivers are affected and will be affected by type 2 diabetes. But it is not only truckers. 1-3 Americans, that 86 million are expected to have pre-diabetes according to the CDC. Fortunately 95% of that can be positively affected by lifestyle change. However, many Doctors don't tell you that you can reverse type 2 diabetes.
Realize that inflammation causes all kinds of health issues besides
diabetes and the more fat tissue that is on your body, the more chronic
inflammation your body has. Especially if it is around the waist.
You can often reverse type 2 diabetes with a change in lifestyle. That means changing what you eat, drink and get some exercise. A lot cheaper and healthier than medicine.
Starchy Simple Carbs ex. potatoes and white rice.
A lot of colorful veggies are great for improving and reversing conditions and some
fruit but remember fruit is high in sugar. Berries and apples have less.
(Lettuce does not count!)
For truckers boiling eggs and putting them in vinegar would be very
convenient. So is taking cans of sardines or wild salmon. I know I talked
about eating a lot of Tuna. The issue that has come up with Tuna is that
it might have high amounts of mercury.
One thing different from what I had suggested about truckers being health is eating breakfast.
Turns out skipping breakfast is actually healthy for any of us but especially if you are diabetic. It's called intermittent fasting.
Intermittent fasting for breakfast, have coffee with stevia. Nothing else until noon. At noon eat lean protein (grass feed or organic is better) and low-glycemic carbs in sensible amounts of course.
Studies have shown supplementing with Chromium, Vanadium and Magnesium could help improve conditions of diabetes.
Also in the morning walk briskly or jog for 20 - 45 mins. Would be great if you could get in another 30 minutes in the evening. I talk about exercising over the road.
Stress is taxing on the body. If you are already having health issues, it can greatly compromise your ability to get back to optimum health. I talk about dealing with the stress of trucking here.