Posted by: yourhealthradio | July 17, 2012

Effects of Fiber on Diabetics

Family Medicine researchers did a systematic review looking at 15 different studies related to fiber intake and control of diabetes.

Researchers found that the people who had higher fiber intake had better fasting blood sugars and lower hemoglobin A1Cs at 3-month average blood sugar control.

The A1C difference (which measures your average blood glucose) is .26%, so it’s a significant difference, but not significant enough to give up a medication if you’re on one. The answer really lies in weight loss and a healthy diet.

The take away here is simple, if you are a diabetic or know someone who is, the doctor should start talking with you about your daily fiber intake.

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