Diabetes Research Uncovers the Fact that
High Blood Sugar Levels Contribute to Gum Disease
Diabetes research has found
an often-overlooked complication of diabetes is gum
disease and infections of the mouth. Unfortunately, a high blood sugar
level impairs your immune system and makes it much more difficult for
your body to ward off bacteria and viruses that can cause oral
This diabetes research has
found that the best way to combat this problem is to get the diabetes
symptom of high blood
sugar under control. You can also take extra antioxidant supplements such as bioflavonoids, grape seed extract and vitamin “C” along with flossing
and brushing your teeth daily.
It may also help to eat fruits high in
the antioxidant called anthocyanin such as berries (blueberries,
cranberries, blackberries, currants) according to this diabetes
research. You can get lots of antioxidant bioflavonoids from fresh citrus fruits such as oranges, tangerines and
grapefruit (include the white part inside the skin which is very rich
in these useful antioxidants).
finds some foods are more satisfying and some stimulate cravings
A research study done in Australia at the University of Sydney
found that when people were given various individual foods containing
an equal number of calories, some foods were more satisfying/filling
than others. The most filling foods were those such as apples, oatmeal,
oranges, pasta and potatoes. These foods are very high in carbohydrates
and fiber but low in fat. Diabetes research shows that weight loss
helps control symptoms of diabetes, so controlling food cravings is
When the participants were fed high carbohydrate, high fat
foods such as peanuts, chocolate and croissants, they found these foods
to be the least filling. In fact, these foods often stimulated cravings
for more food. Low glycemic index foods
tend to be the most filling foods of all.
Shows that Eating High Fat Fish Helps Control Blood Glucose
You've probably read about
the diabetes research showing that the unique fatty acids found in fish
such as salmon (wild, not farmed), sardines and mackerel help to
control diabetes symptoms. Recent headlines in newspapers and magazines have pointed
out the dangers of mercury contamination in most of the fish we eat.
Luckily, there are a few fish that are safe and quite healthy for
diabetes, such as wild salmon (not farmed, which is full of pesticides
and hormones), sardines, Hawaiian fish, squid and anchovies.