6. Follow a low-carbohydrate diet. According to an article in the journal Diabesity, eating a low-carb diet can help reduce a person’s insulin levels as well as promote weight loss and lower blood pressure. Examples are the Atkins, Mediterranean, South Beach and popular Paleo diets.
7. Lose weight. If a person is overweight, weight loss can often help them decrease and control insulin levels because excess weight and body fat have been associated with insulin resistance.
8. Reduce stress. Recent research has shown a link between acute stress and excess insulin production. Getting enough sleep, taking time for yourself to at least 30 minutes daily to enjoy a pleasurable pursuit, journaling and practicing meditation are some suggested ways to reduce stress.
9. Take supplements. New studies reveal that drinking a supplement that contains green tea, capsaicin and ginger extract twice daily resulted in a decrease of body weight and insulin levels. Another study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that taking chromium supplements lowered the risk of having Type 2 diabetes by reducing blood glucose and insulin levels.