How Turmeric Curcumin Affects Prediabetics

A diagnosis of prediabetes does not have to inevitably turn into full diabetes.

This article was originally published on and republished with permission.

The CDC estimates that nearly 10% of the U.S. population is diabetic. This figure includes those who are undiagnosed as well as those that have already been told by their doctor that they have the disease. Considering how likely it is that you or someone you know will eventually battle with the ailment, you should know that being diagnosed as prediabetic means that something can be done before it develops further. Even for those already suffering from full-blown diabetes, the answer to your woes may lie in a bowl of curry. According to research, turmeric curcumin can have a dramatic effect in how your body deals with this condition.

The Journal of the American Diabetes Association conducted a study to examine the effects of turmeric curcumin on prediabetics. This randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study placed half of the group on a placebo and half on a supplement of curcumin, which is the yellow colored substance that is found in turmeric. After nine months, the patients were brought back in and the results of the study were profound. In the placebo group, 16% went on to develop diabetes. The turmeric curcumin group? Zero. Not one. In every single instance, the non-placebo group saw improved insulin, glucose tolerance and more.

What’s more, even at doses that are maintainable through diet, the curcumin in turmeric was found in another study to have the same wonderful results on patients who were actually diabetic. Prediabetes itself is a condition that can be classified as a disease. Even without developing diabetes completely, prediabetes are more likely to suffer debilitating conditions and early death, so if you know you are at risk, make sure you help yourself out as much as possible and add turmeric and/or curcumin to your diet.

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