Its DIABETES WEEK from 12 – 18th JUNE 2016 and the wonderful crowd at Betavivo, those clever little crispy oat cereal hearts which help reduce the rise in blood sugar levels after eating, is raising £50,000 for Diabetes UK with 25p from each pack of Betavivo sold being donated to the charity.
There are over 4 million people with diabetes in the UK, and 90 per cent of them have Type 2 diabetes.
For people with Type 2 diabetes, the body doesn’t produce enough insulin, the hormone that allows the glucose to enter the body’s cells to be used for fuel. This not only results in tiredness due to the lack of fuel, but also a build-up of glucose in the body causing sugar levels to rise, raising the risk of longer term damage to health.
The good news is that Type 2 diabetes can be managed by eating healthily and being active, as well as by taking medication.
Betavivo contains a high concentration of beta-glucan, which, when it reaches the stomach, forms a gel barrier, leading to a slower uptake of carbohydrates. It’s actually clinically proven to reduce blood sugar and insulin response after a meal**.
How you can prevent the onset of Diabetes:
fling some Betavivo oaty hearts into your meals to help keep your sugar levels in check after eating.
Swap your breakfast cereal for Betavivo to help set you up for the day, keep it handy for a crunchy daytime snack or use as a topping on yoghurt. The possibilities are endless, it’s low in calories, but makes you feel fuller for longer and it’s also good for your cholesterol levels.
A spokesperson from Diabetes UK said: “We welcome this new partnership with Betavivo which will help support our vital work to fund research into diabetes, campaign on key issues, and offer education and support to more of the 4 million people in the UK who are living with diabetes.”
Betavivo is available from boots.com, Holland & Barrett and Lloyds Pharmacy RRP £14.99 for a box of 15 sachets (each 23g sachet contains 3g of beta glucan).