Friday, June 4, 2010

Managing Diabetes with Exercise

As you may know, the major problem which is suffered by diabetics is their high blood sugar level. Other than consuming GTF Products and regulate the metabolism rate of the body, what else can we do to curb the problem?

While allowing GTF do wonders in your body, exercise is an important activity which is a MUST, especially for diabetics. For a normal person who does not have any serious illnesses, leading a sedentary lifestyle can cause a lot of problems, such as obesity. But for a diabetic who does not exercise (or in other words, also leading a sedentary lifestyle), it is like wasting a golden opportunity in lifting up suffering sensations as far as diabetes is concerned.

This is because by exercising, a person's blood glucose level can be controlled, it can keep your weight down, it helps keeping your blood pressure down, other than that, it also raise your HDL (High density lipoprotein) level, which is good cholesterol, and helps lower LDL (Low density lipoprotein) level, which is also known as bad cholesterol.

But still, many diabetics are afraid of getting started in exercising. The reason why is because they are afraid of getting hypoglycemia, a condition where blood glucose produced is lower than the normal level. But theoretically, Type 2 diabetic patients will have no problem by doing exercises such as brisk walking, jogging, cycling, tai chi and others. Each session should not last less than thirty minutes. However for beginners, if you have not done exercise for a long time, you should start with some light exercises, and catching up slowly over time.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Gum & Diabetes

By referring to the illustration above, a blue colored mouth can be observed. But it is not the mouth we are discussing about today, but more importantly, the issue we are focusing on for this post is about one of its inner part, which is the gum, or more scientifically also known as periodontium (the tissues that support the teeth). One of the latest research found that periodontitis (diseases relating to periodontium or gum) could possibly makes a close linkage with the occurrence of diabetes.

But how does that possible? All this while, people are just treating diabetes as one of the possible factors which contribute to the break-out of periodontitis. But now, the other way round seems to be the correct instead?

Although there was not enough evidence to prove it, but a research team led by researchers at the University of Edinburgh and supported by colleagues at the Peninsula Dental School, the University of Ottawa and UCL Eastman Dental Institute suggested that the treatment of gum disease could lower blood glucose level in oneself.

The theory behind this is when oral hygiene is not properly carried out, bacteria can infect the mouth and cause inflammation very easily, and thus, certain chemical changes can reduce the effectiveness of insulin produced in the body. As a result, diabetics experience higher difficulties to control their blood sugar level. Therefore, while consuming GTF Products, please be sure to take care of your oral hygiene as well.