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Can I take Manuka Honey with Diabetes?

What is Diabetes

Diabetes as you know, is all about an imbalance of sugars within the body, more often that not, it results in high blood glucose levels (blood sugar) and your body is not able to use insulin to break down the glucose in your food.  Some of the main symptoms of Diabetes are feeling very thirsty, peeing more than usual (particularly at night), feeling very tired, weight loss, slow wound healing and blurred vision.  If you experience any of these symptoms, visit your GP as soon as possible.

Manuka Honey and Health

Diabetes as you know, is all about an imbalance of sugars within the body, more often that not, it results in high blood glucose levels (blood sugar) and your body is not able to use insulin to break down the glucose in your food.  Some of the main symptoms of Diabetes are feeling very thirsty, peeing more than usual (particularly at night), feeling very tired, weight loss, slow wound healing and blurred vision.  If you experience any of these symptoms, visit your GP as soon as possible.

Can I eat Manuka Honey with Diabetes?

Quite honestly, it depends.  Diabetes is a very personal condition and so everyone’s body will process sugar in a different way.  We strongly suggest that you check with your medical professional before consuming Manuka Honey if you’re diabetic.

Generally speaking, people with Diabetes type 1 (the most severe type of Diabetes where there are many restrictions on your diet and you have to inject insulin), can take Manuka Honey but in small amounts, but within strict limits controlled by their diabetes medical professional. So, we strongly check that you check before taking it if you are a Diabetic type 1.

Generally speaking, people with Diabetes type 2 (less severe condition normally associated with overweight), can take Manuka Honey in normal amounts, whilst carefully monitoring their blood sugars.  Again, we always suggest that you check with your diabetes medical professional before taking manuka honey just to check it suits you.

Can Manuka Honey Help Diabetics?

As a natural sweetener and healthy substitue for refined sugar, Manuka Honey has very strong antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, so it is great for overall health, which is particularly important to Diabetics as they are more prone to developing other health conditions on the back of Diabetes.

As a natural sweetener and healthy substitue for refined sugar, Manuka Honey has very strong antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, so it is great for overall health, which is particularly important to Diabetics as they are more prone to developing other health conditions on the back of Diabetes.

If you are unsure about purchasing the manuka honey because of your current health conditions, you are more than welcome to send us a message in the chat box, drop us an email or simply give us a call. Whilst we’re not medical professionals, we are more than happy to help, but the best way to ensure Manuka Honey is the right option for you, is to check with your medical professional. 

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