Most people aren't even aware they're pre-diabetic until their doctor formally diagnoses them with it. And, they're the lucky ones. By knowing in advance, they can prevent full-blown type II diabetes...
If you have these symptoms, get your doctor to check if you're pre-diabetic, it could save you a whole lot of trouble and your health:
Darkened areas of skin on the neck, armpits, elbows, knees and knuckles
If the diagnosis is positive, you could avoid type II diabetes
with the help of this little spice...
Curcumin is a pigment that gives curry its color. As I’ve mentioned, curcumin is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
A new study shows that those properties might be exactly what prediabetics need.
Researchers recruited more than 235 prediabetics. Half received a placebo during the nine-month trial. The other half took curcumin supplements. The daily dose was approximately 1.5 grams.
Results… More than 15 percent in the placebo group developed type 2 diabetes
. In the curcumin group, zero cases.
This was no fluke. Type 2 markers improved in the curcumin group. These subjects had better function of beta cells. (Those are the cells that store and release insulin.) The curcumin group also reduced insulin resistance.
And an added bonus… Curcumin subjects lost weight. They also dropped a bit of waist circumference. These changes were slight compared to placebo. But every little bit helps. Especially when you’re avoiding a type 2 diagnosis.
These subtle signs could signal that you might need some help keeping your blood sugar in balance...
Stubborn excess weight that hangs over your belt no matter what you do,
Urgent cravings for sweets, chocolates, chips... and all the other things on your doctor's "no-no" list,
Nasty mood swings that ruin your day (and the day of anyone unlucky enough to cross your path)
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