The Relationship between the Gut Microbiome and Regulating Blood Glucose

Have you made managing your blood glucose levels a top priority this year? New scientific findings are shedding light on the connection between blood sugar regulation and gut health. We take a closer look at how these two aspects of your health are linked.

Balance & Regulation

An imbalance in the gut microbiome (dysbiosis) can affect how your body handles glucose. Bacterial strains such as Firmicutes and Desulfovibrio are linked to increased insulin resistance, making it harder for your body to manage blood sugar levels. Conversely, beneficial gut bacteria produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) that can postively influence your body's sensitivity to insulin. Higher levels of SCFAs are associated with better blood sugar control.

Scanning a continuous glucose monitor

Gut Barrier Function and Diabetes

Impaired intestinal barrier function, commonly known as 'leaky gut,' allows the passage of toxins and bacteria into the bloodstream, triggering systemic inflammation. This chronic inflammatory state is a contributing factor to insulin resistance and the subsequent development of type 2 diabetes.

Bi-Directional Relationship

The gut and blood glucose regulation share a two-way relationship. High blood sugar can damage nerves and blood vessels in the gut, affecting bowel regulation and the balance of gut bacteria. Conversely, gut bacteria produce and respond to hormones and neurotransmitters that influence blood sugar regulation.

The Food Factor

Overindulging in sugary and processed foods can harm your gut microbiome, potentially disrupting your body's ability to regulate blood sugar. In contrast, a fibre-rich diet alongside pre-, pro- and postbiotics can help maintain a healthy gut microbiome. Gut health plays an important role in insulin sensitivity and overall blood sugar management.

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