It is estimated that more than one in 17 people in the UK have diabetes, many of which have not been diagnosed. Approximately 90 percent of patients have type 2 diabetes, which occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin or insulin. is doing is not being used properly, and can be reduced by improving the levels of diet and fitness. A family history of the disease plays a role, as does ethnicity: it is six times more common in people of South Asian descent and three times more common in people of African and Afro-Caribbean origin. The average reduction in life expectancy for a person diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the fifties is about six years, says Diabetes UK. Cinnamon has been found to help treat diabetes. The spice contains antioxidant polyphenols that can help improve blood glucose levels and increase insulin sensitivity. This improves the responsiveness of insulin receptors to react to the hormone insulin more effectively, explained Dr. Sarah Brewer. She cites data from 10 trials, which included 543 people with type 2 diabetes, who discovered that taking cinnamon at doses of at least 120 mg per day for at least four weeks significantly reduced fasting blood glucose levels. Improvements in patients' cholesterol levels were also observed. Different types of diabetes Mon, January 1, 2018 What types of diabetes are there? From types 1 and 2 to gestational diabetes. Play slide Diabetes type 1: an autoimmune disease that prevents the body from producing insulin to regulate blood sugar levels "As an added benefit, recent research suggests that cinnamon also improves working memory in people with prediabetes: tolerance to deficient glucose, "the doctor added. According to Diabetes UK, cinnamon also decreases stomach emptying and significantly reduces hyperglycemia after meals. Other benefits of the spice include helping relieve pain in arthritis patients, relieving indigestion and boosting the body's immune system. A study in Diabetes Care magazine found that it can also reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Canamon is grown in the Caribbean, South America and Southeast Asia. Its use goes back thousands of years among many ancient civilizations. In addition to being used for cooking and baking, it can be taken in the form of a supplement. Fenugreek is another spice that can help lower blood sugar, according to Dr. Brewer. The spice could cause significant improvements in blood glucose levels and improve the symptoms of diabetes without any side effects. He also recommended turmeric for its anti-inflammatory effects, indicating that it could reduce the risk of complications related to diabetes. "Just take herbal medications in addition to the prescribed medication with the permission and supervision of your doctor," he advised.
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