Helpful bacteria live in the human gut and scientists are beginning to explore their possible use for helping to control Type 2 diabetes. These bacteria are known as probiotics and are given as supplements for a variety of illnesses.
In May of 2017, the Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism reported on a study pooling the results of eighteen earlier studies and analyzing them as one large work. A total of 1056 participants were included,…
- 527 taking probiotics, and
- 529 not using probiotics.
The study participants taking the probiotics showed lowered…
- blood sugar readings,
- insulin, and
- HbA1c levels.
From these results, the investigators concluded probiotics could be useful for reducing blood sugar levels, insulin levels, and HbA1c levels in people with Type 2 diabetics.
The following month the Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders<