Coffee compound may help delay onset of type 2 diabetes

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After 10 weeks, the mice which had been fed cafestol were found to have lower blood sugar levels and their insulin production had improved compared to the group which had not been given any.

They also found the substance did not increase the risk of low blood sugar levels, otherwise known as hypoglycemia, which can sometimes be a symptom of other diabetes treatments.

Further research will be needed to see whether the drug is effective in people.

Tweet Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder that results in hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels) due to the body: Being ineffective at using the insulin it has produced; also known as insulin resistance and/or Being unable to produce enough insulin Type 2 diabetes is characterised by the body being unable to metabolise glucose (a simple sugar).

How serious is type 2 diabetes?

What causes type 2 diabetes?

Ineffective use of insulin results in the body becoming resistant to insulin - also known as insulin resistance, which in turn causes blood sugar levels to rise (hyperglycemia).

See our guide on diabetes risk factors for more information.

Blood glucose testing People with type 2 diabetes can benefit greatly from testing their blood sugar levels as this provides immediate feedback on how food, lifestyle and illness affects blood glucose levels.

The NHS and type 2 diabetes Type 2 diabetes is already one of the most common long term health conditions and the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in the UK is growing year on year.

Author: @DailyCupofYoga

Source: diabetes.co.uk

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