Type 2 diabetes sends a signal that your pancreas is not releasing and processesing insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone that moderates blood sug
Type 2 diabetes sends a signal that your pancreas is not releasing and processesing insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone that moderates blood sugar, the main type of sugar found in your blood. Your body needs blood sugar because it supplies the cells with energy but having too much of it flowing through your bloodstream poses grave health risks – hence the need for insulin to regulate it.
One explanation for how resveratrol works is that it may stop a certain enzyme from turning glucose into sorbitol, a sugar alcohol.
When too much sorbitol builds up in people with diabetes, it can create cell-damaging oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress is an imbalance between unstable molecules called free radicals and compounds called antioxidants in your body.
It is believed that resveratrol’s antioxidant action may help protect against oxidative stress, which causes some of the complications of diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes – what to look for
Type 2 diabetes often goes undetected because the condition rarely produces symptoms in the initial stages.
In fact, the condition is usually picked upon during a routine test for other complaints.
If you do experience symptoms, however, the common are:
- Urinating more than usual, particularly at night
- Feeling thirsty all the time
- Feeling very tired
- Losing weight without trying to
- Itching around your penis or vagina, or repeatedly getting thrush
- Cuts or wounds taking longer to heal
- Blurred vision