Type 2 diabetes patients are not able to respond to insulin properly, which means the body fails to produce enough. This is what causes a person’s blood glucose levels to become too high. If the condition is left untreated, a number of problems can occur, including kidney failure, nerve damage, damage to vision, heart disease and stroke. So what can you do to manage your blood sugar level? Studies have proven including turmeric in your diet can help.
Studies have proven including turmeric in your diet can help lower blood sugar levels
Turmeric is associated with a host of health benefits, including lowering inflammation in the body, and its active ingredient curcumin is thought to be responsible for this.
Among its benefits, curcmin has been found to lower blood sugar levels.
Curcumin has also been found to be beneficial for idea health in diabetics.
This is important because diabetes is one of the leading causes of kidney disease.
But studies have also suggested curcumin isn’t absorbed well on its own.
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The NHS advises that many types of food can still be eaten if you have type 2 diabetes.
But there are some foods that should be limited.
The health body recommends: “Eat a wide range of foods – including fruit, vegetables and some starchy foods like pasta.
“Keep sugar, fat and salt to a minimum.
“Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner every day – don’t skip meals.”
Type 2 diabetes: Turmeric has been shown to lower blood sugar levels (Image: GETTY)
Type 2 diabetes: Regular exercise can also help control and prevent the condition (Image: GETTY)
Alongside diet changes, regular exercise is also recommended to lower blood sugar.
You should aim to do 2.5 hours of activity a week.
As long as you get out of breath, you can be active anywhere.
Fast walking, climbing stairs and ding more strenuous housework or gardening all count.