Is Turmeric Good For Diabetes

Hello, I’m Ty Mason from,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I’m going to answer the question, is
turmeric good for diabetes. But before we get into that, make sure you
download my free diabetes management book which also includes diabetes grocery shopping
guide (foods to eat and avoid) by clicking the link below. I am sure many of you have heard of turmeric,
but do you really know what it is? Turmeric is an herbaceous perennial plant
of the ginger family. It has been used in the Middle East and East
India for years and has a peppery flavor. It is a very popular spice now worldwide. You probably recognize the taste as the main
spice in curry. But turmeric is much more than a flavoring
aid in cooking. I have found in my research that has been
used for medicinal purposes for everything from arthritis to flatulence. It is used as an enema and skin cream. But what about the uses for turmeric in regards
to diabetes? That is the question posed. Recent claims concerning turmeric have many
people taking notice of this spice. Can turmeric prevent or actually reverse Type
1 and Type 2 diabetes? An article published in the International
Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism in October, 2014 makes a pretty remarkable statement
concerning turmeric and diabetes. The article focused on studies from 1998 to
2013. These studies looked at the key component
in turmeric, curcumin, and its effects on insulin resistance. The conclusion of the article, after reviewing
all the studies, was that curcumin can reduce blood glucose levels. The article also concludes that “more studies
evaluating the effects of curcumin on hyperglycemic state and insulin resistance in related disorders
such as diabetes are recommended.” Another study, published in the American Diabetes
publication, “Diabetes Care” found that after a 9 month curcumin intervention in pre-diabetic
subjects, a significant population of those studied did not develop Type 2 diabetes. Now, this is not to say that using turmeric
will cure diabetes, as some have claimed. It does suggest that curcumin has properties
to help prevent and aid in the control of diabetes. A major plus also is that turmeric is a readily
available, relatively inexpensive spice. So, is turmeric good for diabetes? Yes it is. Is it a cure? Well, more research has to be done to determine
that. But in my research I have found that turmeric
has few, if any, side effects and can help lower blood glucose levels. I am not ready to throw away my diabetes medication
yet, but I will consider adding turmeric to my diet. As always, I suggest you consult your health
care provider before taking any supplements that contain curcumin and monitor your blood
sugar regularly if you do decide to add turmeric to your diet. I hope this answered your question is turmeric
good or bad for diabetes. Don’t forget to get your diabetes management
book by clicking the link in the description box below. Let me know if you have any other diabetes
related questions. Thank you
I am Ty Mason

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