Learn how to chew slower like a pro.

It is not a secret that teeth in good condition are part of type 2 diabetes health.

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A good chewing plan of action is not only for proper digestion, appropriate saliva secretion, and timely sensation of fullness but could lower diabetic A1C levels.

A1C lab results are critically important to persons with diabetes and prediabetes.

The following Google news article is a gentle reminder of the importance and benefits of keeping teeth in good condition.

Type 2 diabetes: Chewing well may help lower blood sugar (medicalnewstoday.com)

Persons with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes with good dental health follow these steps to chew slower.

  • Purchase a wall clock with a second hand.

Beware that all clocks do not have second hands.

  • Strategically place a clock in any area of your home to be easily viewed while eating.
  • Include a clock near the stove and fridge for frequent taste testing and nibbling during cooking.

Start eyeing the clock during each bite of food, whether big or small.

  • Time each mouthful for at least 15 to 20 seconds.

It will be surprised how fast it will be to form a new chewing habit. Soon it will become a new conscious way of enjoying eating food.

Don’t forget batteries!

Anyone with a history of diabetes or is prediabetic should be concerned about their teeth. Get your teeth on board and form a team of clock watchers.

Results will consequently contribute to the upkeep of teeth and go towards earning more diabetic health benefits.

Thank you for reading!

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Cook for Today

Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist with a culinary arts degree. Food and nutrition freelance writer "back to the basics!”