Polyps and Sugar

polyps in the colon

Keeping Blood Sugar Stable Reduces Risk

If you who know me well, you know that I tend to harp a lot on the importance of maintaining a healthy blood sugar level. It’s important for healthy hormone balance, for preventing type II diabetes and researchers have recently discovered that it also helps prevent the recurrence of polyps in the colon. Even modest increases in blood sugar seem to result in a large increase in risk of recurrence for polyps in the colon of the type that are most likely to progress to cancer.

What is a polyp?

Polyps are non-cancerous growths, typically with a stalk that grow from the surface of linings known as mucous membranes. While they are usually benign, they can progress to become cancer.