Diabetes and Bone Loss



In The News

In 2014 there were approximately 30 million people in the United States who had diabetes. This is 9.3% of the population. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also estimate that there are another 8 million people who are not diagnosed with diabetes.

This is an amazing number of people who suffer from a metabolic condition that has far reaching effects on your health and wellness. And more recently, researchers from the University of Delaware found a startling elevation in the risk of bone fracture in patients with diabetes. Bone fractures can be life-threatening. They result in death from one in every six hip fractures within a year of the injury.

The study demonstrated that to reduce the risk of bone fracture from changes that occur when the body undergoes hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), individuals should maintain strong blood sugar control and participate in mild exercise. These two strategies are useful to improve bone health and reduce the risk of fracture.

According to Dr. Jim Lenhard, director of the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Disease at Christiana Care Health System, “Decreased bone strength and an increase in fragility fractures is on the least recognized complications of diabetes.”



Daily Health Tip

Although it’s easy to overlook an extra piece of fruit, cake or bread once every day or two, the long term effects of bouncing blood sugar are too important to your long term health and wellness.

What you eat and how you exercise have a significant effect on how steady your blood sugar stays. However, it’s not just the food you put in your mouth but also the spices, minerals and vinegar in your diet. It may sound like an odd combination but there are three additions to your diet that can help to stabilize your blood sugars.

1. Cinnamon

2. Zinc Supplements

3. Apple cider vinegar

Making Changes

In one study participants who ate between ½ and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon each day experienced a reduction in blood sugar by approximately 24%.  Individuals who are deficient in zinc will experience greater stabilization of their blood sugar when they include a daily zinc supplement. Apple cider vinegar is the third component to a daily change that can also help stabilize your blood sugar when you eat appropriately. 1 tablespoon in a glass of water before meals is all that’s needed. Apple cider vinegar can soften the enamel on your teeth. Rinse your mouth after taking the vinegar. Once the meal is finished you may also want to brush your teeth but wait at least an hour so your enamel has had a chance to re-harden, or you can damage your teeth.

Make one change each week, along with eating a high fat and low carbohydrate meal plan, and you’ll reap the benefits of stable blood sugar.


Have a wonderful day!

Your Healthy Life America Team


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