Friday, June 26, 2009

Gum Disease Occurs More Than Twice As Often Among People with Diabetes

A recent medical research study reported in Diabetes Care made it clear that the consequences of diabetes go far beyond bleeding gums, eating difficulties and tooth loss. Gum disease substantially worsens risks of heart disease and stroke - already worsened by diabetes.
Also, a higher death rate from diabetic kidney disease was also linked to the severe degrees of gum disease. In short, one of the best things you can do to reduce your risks of or delay the onset of heart or kidney disease as a diabetic is get your gum and dental health under control.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Common spice can help control blood sugar

Ordinary cinnamon has shown great promise in clinical studies as a possible treatment of Type II Diabetes. A recent clinical study published in the Diabetes Care journal has revealed that the ingestion of a mere half-teaspoon of cinnamon every day significantly reduced the level of blood sugar in those with diabetes.

In addition, the same study found that cinnamon was able to reduce triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol in the same study participants. The results of this study demonstrate that the inclusion of cinnamon in the diet of people with Type II Diabetes will reduce risk factors associated with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
In other clinical studies, cinnamon has been shown to be a powerful anti-microbial agent, one that has the ability to kill germs as E. coli and other harmful bacteria. As a side note, there is new evidence that cinnamon may be helpful in the prevention of tooth decay and gum disease