Dr. Weeks’ Comment: Diabetes is an inflammatory disease. The treatment requires safe and effective anti-inflammatory agents. TIME knows this, and you know this, but odds are your endocrinologist doesn’t know this (or he or she would have recommended anti-inflammatory agents). SOUL made from anti-inflammatory seeds are tremendously valuable. (Thanks to Mauris for sharing this!)
“…controlling blood sugar isn’t always enough to avoid the cardiovascular disease that sometimes stems from diabetes, and anti-inflammatory drugs may one day be able to help…”
In diabetes care, doctors and patients often focus on reducing blood sugar levels, and though this preliminary research occurred only in cells, it shows how inflammation might play a role, Dr. Bauman said.
That means that controlling blood sugar isn’t always enough to avoid the cardiovascular disease that sometimes stems from diabetes, and anti-inflammatory drugs may one day be able to help, said study author Carlos SÃ¡nchez-Ferrer, professor of pharmacology at the Universidad AutÃ³noma de Madrid in Spain, in a press release. Lifestyle changes can help, too. “We need to reduce the inflammatory environment associated with diabetes,” SÃ¡nchez-Ferrer said. “Changes in lifestyle, such as physical exercise and weight reduction, are important not only because they reduce blood sugar but because they reduce inflammation.”