Does your blood sugar spike after oatmeal if you are diabetic? Do you know why oatmeal spike your blood sugar if you have diabetes? Can even a diabetic eat oatmeal at all? Dr. Ergin explains based on science and his experience with his patients. He talks about glycemic index, portion size, instant vs steel-cut oatmeal, etc.
Steel-cut oats are the least broken down, so they are chewier than other oats.
Rolled oats on the other hand are called old-fashioned oats. They are steamed and rolled groats. The process helps them cook faster than steel-cut oats.
Instant oats are the most processed. They have minimal fibers. When possible, go for a steel-cut if you want all the benefits without a significant rise in blood sugar especially for type 2 diabetics.
Overnight oats refer to soaking in water overnight. Rolled oats are used for these recipes.
Exercise for the Brain
As most diabetics know, a modicum of exercise can help you reverse your diabetes. But various exercises can also deliver a series of benefits for your brain. What are these benefits and which ways of exercising are most appropriate for brain health?
Type 2 Diabetes – Useful Supplements To Help Diabetics Control Blood Sugar and Improve Liver Health
A study from the University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran, confirms earlier reports that supplementation with curcumin, a dried powder from turmeric root, and piperine is helpful in controlling blood sugar levels in people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. In February of 2018, the journal Drug Research (Stuttgart) reported improvements in blood sugar and liver health after the participants were treated with both supplements.
Type 2 Diabetes – Why You Should Be Relaxed When You Eat
Stress and negative emotions are critical factors in increasing the likelihood a person will develop obesity or Type 2 diabetes. In fact, a study evaluating the efficiency of a 3-week relaxation program enhanced by virtual reality and portable mp3 players was able to reduce the emotional eating in sixty female participants who reported using food to comfort them (Manzoni et al., 2009). The program included twelve individualized relaxation training sessions or imagination conditioning. At the end of the study, weight, behavior, and psychological data were collected, and relaxation training was concluded to be effective in reducing emotional eating episodes, depression and anxiety, and perceived self-efficacy.
Type 2 Diabetes – Physical Activity is Safe for Mothers With Gestational Diabetes
In February of 2018, the Scandinavian Journal of Medical Science and Sports reported on a study on exercise in women diagnosed with Gestational diabetes or pregnancy-related diabetes. Scientists at the University of Zagreb and several other research facilities in Croatia and Slovenia found exercise itself is not harmful when guidelines are followed, and can, in fact, be helpful to the pregnant woman.
Type 2 Diabetes – Can Cinnamon Help Lower Your Blood Sugar?
There is no known single diet to help prevent the development of Type 2 diabetes. On the other hand, a lot is known about different foods and nutrients that raise or lower blood sugar levels and raise or lower your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. And there is evidence a standard food spice you have in your kitchen food cupboard could help regulate your blood sugar? According to the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center in Maryland, MD, cinnamon stimulates the production of enzymes that increase the effectiveness of insulin. Researchers say the cinnamon acts as an insulin substitute for people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and helps the body to be less insulin-resistant.