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What is diabetes and what is the effect of glucomannan konjac ?

diabetesThis is a chronic disease that is triggered when the pancreas does not create enough insulin that the body needs or does not use it effectively. Insulin is a hormone that allows glucose to be transported inside cells, so that they produce energy or store it until they need it. A person with diabetes does not absorb glucose properly due to lack of insulin, so it stays circulating in the blood and damages tissues. Glucomannan has been shown to have an especially positive effect in people with type 2 diabetes as the soluble fiber present in glucomannan delays digestion, leading to gradual absorption of the sugar ingested. This effect reduces the increase in sugar levels that usually occur after meals.

How to control it?

  • Performs regular physical exercise
  • Avoid fats, especially saturated ones
  • Eat healthy foods (fruits, vegetables, whole grain bread, low-fat meat, legumes, fish...)
  • Eat high-fiber foods
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Follow your doctor's instructions
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More information at:

http://www.sediabetes.org http://www.fundaciondiabetes.org

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