Fighting Type-2?

Disclaimer:  I am by no means advocating this advice nor am I being compensating for this post.  My sole purpose is FYI.  Please do not do anything health wise without talking with your medical profession.

For the past 3 years I have been dealing with my diabetes so I am always watching for any advice that could help me control my disease.

I read this piece over the weekend….

Type 2 diabetes stems from a dysfunction in the way the body processes insulin. The pancreas normally releases insulin to regulate blood sugar levels in the body. However, insulin production is hampered if you have type 2 diabetes, which causes blood sugar levels to rise. Unregulated blood sugar levels can wreak havoc on the body so you must find alternative means of policing it if you have type 2 diabetes.

The threat of rising blood sugar levels is most acute after eating because as you digest food in your stomach, blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels rise sharply.

Fortunately, some foods actually counter high blood sugar levels within minutes of consuming them.

Research suggests raisins produce this effect. That’s the conclusion of a study published in the journal The Physician and Sportsmedicine.

In this study, compared to alternative processed snacks, those who consumed raisins had a significant 23 percent reduction in postprandial glucose levels.

Postprandial means after a meal. This test is done to see how your body responds to sugar and starch after you eat a meal.

The test is conducted within two hours of eating, implying raisins lowered the blood sugar levels of participants within 120 minutes of consumption.

If you suffer with diabetes then this just may help you with blood control….but before you try this check with your doctor.

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”


2 thoughts on “Fighting Type-2?

  1. I signed my wife up as a paid member of Diabetes UK. She gets a quarterly magazine, and regular emails with Diabetes news, tips and advice. I don’t know if you have anything similar in the US, but it operates as a charity over here.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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