Blood glucose – how does it work?
When we eat food, the carbohydrates in it are digested in to small pieces of sugar. Sugar is absorbed in to the body, and this is what is called glucose. When we check the level of glucose in our blood, it’s called blood glucose, or sometimes people say blood sugar.
The aim with all diabetes treatment, whether its lifestyle changes or medication, is to maintain normal blood glucose levels and to avoid too much fluctuation – or peaks. High blood glucose readings after meals can be a problem for many, making it difficult to achieve the targets set up for good diabetes control.
How can Betavivo help blood glucose levels?
Including Betavivo oat cereal as part of a meal helps reduce the blood glucose peak after that meal. This is because Betavivo contains a high concentration of the fibre beta-glucan, which, when it reaches the stomach, forms a gel barrier, leading to a slower uptake of carbohydrates. Betavivo is clinically proven to reduce blood glucose and insulin response after a meal.