Did you know that if you look at all the strains of bacteria in the gut of a diabetic and all the strains of bacteria in the gut of someone without diabetes, you will find a VERY different set of bacteria. Having bad gut flora, in fact, is typical in almost all diabetics.
Probiotics, the "friendly bacteria" that you find in foods like yogurt and kefir, can help heal the body from many of the damaging effects from diabetes by helping you build up a healthy gut flora again.
The immune system of most diabetics is severely compromised. Inflammation in the joints, gums, and elsewhere is also quite common in a body that has been attacked by diabetes. Fungal infections that cause vagital itching and jock itch are also quite common. Probiotics can really help strenthen the immune system to ward off these effects of type 2 diabetes.
Diabetics are also often nutritionally starved even when they eat a healthy diet -- and even when they over-eat. This is because their digestive system has been so badly compromised, they simply can't get all the nutrients out of the food they eat. Probitoics can help you get back a healthy gut flora that can help you get more nutrients out of the food you eat.
Over the next few days, I plan to post a few articles about probiotics that I think will be particularly useful to those who are trying to reverse their diabetes and deal with the devastating effects that diabetes may have already had on your body. In the meantime, I highly recommend that you go and listen to this video and get the information that it recommends. If you are suffering from diabetes and the ongoing havoc it plays on the body, this information can radically change your life. Without the right information, it can be difficult to cure your diabetes but this resource puts it together in one comprehensive very well-researched package. Probiotics is just one of a myriad of things you need to know about if you want to reverse your diabetes (and not even the most important - albeit important of course).