Dr Sarah Brewer has teamed up with type 2 diabetes supplement CuraLin to talk about the side effects of having undiagnosed diabetes and how you can control your blood sugar levels with Ayurvedic herbs
Did you know that your breath could be an indicator of your glucose levels and that poor teeth and gum health could be a sign of type 2 diabetes?
Don’t ignore bad breath!
This complication of type 2 diabetes is known as ketoacidosis and causes an acetone-like smell on the breath. If you detect this, make sure you get medical advice because your glucose levels could be dangerously high.
Raised blood sugar levels promote bacteria growth, which can lead to gingivitis (inflamed and infected gums) which, if not addressed, can spread to cause periodontitis. The latter causes an unpleasant odour and can erode away bone and even cause teeth to fall out.
If you have type 2 diabetes and develop bad breath, this could be a sign of poor glucose control. Improving glucose levels through diet, lifestyle and a herbal Ayurvedic medicine, such as CuraLin, or (if indicated) prescribed medication, can help. Dental treatment and hygiene are key too. Regular dental check-ups are important –especially when you have diabetes.
CuraLin is a natural blend of 10 Ayurvedic herbs, which have a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine to help balance glucose levels are suitable for people who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or impaired glucose intolerance and is not taking any medication. The blend is also suitable for anyone who is managing type 2 diabetes with diet and lifestyle changes alone.
The herbs used to achieve this balance are Bitter Melon, Fenugreek, Amla, Swertia Chirata, Gymnema Sylvestre, Turmeric, Syzygium Cumini, Picrorhiza Kurroa, Tinospora Cordifolia, and Melia Azadirachta.
For more about Ayurvedic medicine, pick up a copy of the October/November Holistic Scotland Magazine.