Normally we are told that diabetes concerns the pancreas and insulin and that dietary changes, like the GI diet, are needed. We may also be told to lose weight and exercise more, all of which may be nigh on impossible for polios. Dr Tabrizian says there may be a number of other factors that should be considered as well.

For instance did you know that your blood sugar may rise if you are under stress, if you have an infection, if you have long-term inflammatory diseases like arthritis, if you are given cortisone, if the liver is not functioning properly, certain times of the menstrual cycle or even due to some major life event. There is more information on this here.

But if you are more interested in the ways diabetes might impact you, and be impacted by your lifestyle, this article is for you.

In 2015, Australian research was publicised which promoted a powder to reduce diabetic people’s sugar levels. However, the principle can be achieved with simple dietary changes.

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