Type 2 diabetes is a common condition among older adults and seniors which is why the condition is often called adult-onset diabetes. The good news is that coconut oil can help manage or prevent the development of type 2 diabetes. When an older adult has type 2 diabetes, the body produces insulin; however, the insulin secreted does not work the way it should. When this happens, blood glucose circulates freely in the blood and so does insulin. The regular consumption of coconut oil can help increase the effectiveness of insulin in the blood by reducing fat storage in the body and increasing the overall uptake of glucose into the muscles (the way that insulin does). Consider cooking and using coconut oil regularly to help increase the efficiency of sugar in your blood to prevent diabetes.