In a European study, researchers found that eating too quickly may increase your diabetes risk.
The small study compared 234 people with type 2 diabetes and 468 people who did not have the disease and found that those who gobble down their food were 2.5 times more likely to have diabetes than those who eat at a more leisurely rate.
Study participants with diabetes also were more likely to have a higher body-mass index and to have decreased levels of education than those without diabetes, the researchers said.
We all have hectic lives, so it is easy to eat on the run and gobble down our food. But slowing down can make a significant difference in how much you eat. That is because it takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain you are full.
Eating slowly will help you feel more satisfied with smaller portions and also to be more aware of what and what quantities you are eating throughout each day.
This is easier to do if you are sitting at a table to eat, and not eating in front of the TV or your P.C. Here is another tip to slow down -- try setting down your eating utensil between bites.
Here is another reason to better manage your diabetes.
A nine-year project led by California scientists found that people with severe diabetes who did not control their blood glucose levels experienced more rapid cognitive declines. The study is the first to associate the risk of cognitive decline to the severity of diabetes.
"Both the duration and the severity of diabetes are very important factors," reported Dr. Kristine Yaffe, the lead study author. "It's another piece of the puzzle in terms of linking diabetes to accelerated cognitive aging."
We know that diabetes impacts many tissues and organs of the body, including the brain and central nervous center. That’s why successful management of your diabetes is critical.
We are specialists in diabetes care and work closely with each client to personalize treatment plans that account for lifestyle changes and medications for glucose control.
It is our core mission to help you lead a full and normal life. Many clients gain rapid glucose control and lose weight with our Easy Start program of medical food meal replacement shakes. Becoming more physically active also is a large part of glucose control so we can help you track your exercise goals with high-tech monitors like Sense Wear. SenseWear logs your calorie expenditure so we can keep you on track to better health.
Many patients benefit from medications also, and there are new treatments showing great promise.
Our team will work with you one-on-one to answer your inquiries. Please call us today at (405) 330-2362 or visit http://www.draelosmetabolic.com