Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes the patient's blood sugar level to become too high, according to the NHS. It is caused by the pancreas that does not produce enough hormone insulin or the body does not react to insulin. Without enough hormone, sugar is not easily removed from the blood and converted into energy. It could reduce the risk of diabetes, or even prevent the disease, by drinking more grape juice, scientists say. Grape juice has a relatively low glycemic index, which makes it a good option for patients with diabetes. Foods and drinks with a low glycemic index are digested more slowly by the body, which means that sugar is gradually added to the bloodstream, instead of a sudden spike.Grape juice is also rich in a number of vitamins that could help to regulate the activity of insulin. The best grape juice for patients with diabetes is 100 percent natural fruit juice. Symptoms of diabetes Fri, August 19, 2016 Diabetes is a common health condition for life. There are 3.5 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the United Kingdom and approximately 500,000 who live undiagnosed with the disease. Play slide show People should keep in mind that the signs and symptoms of diabetes are not always obvious, and often the condition is diagnosed during a doctor's check-ups. "In addition to the fact that grape juice is rich in vitamin C, thiamine, riboflavin and magnesium, it is also packed with chromium," said the LiveStrong medical website. The National Institute of Health describes chromium as a mineral that has shown positive effects on insulin activity. "The grapes also contain polyphenols, a compound that helps reduce metabolic syndrome, prevent obesity and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Polyphenols can also help reduce joint pain in patients with arthritis, as they are a natural anti -inflammatory.You should consult a GP if you are concerned about the signs and symptoms of diabetes.Early diagnosis is crucial, because if left untreated, the condition progressively worsens.Diabetic patients are at greater risk of loss of vision and kidney failure. You are also up to five times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, including strokes.
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