Laughter could lower blood glucose levels!

More and more research has been piling up to suggest that laughter could lower blood glucose levels in type one and type two diabetics. Keiko Hayashi, of the University of Tsukuba, Japan has published several works that suggest that laughter can lower in the increase in two hour post-meal blood sugars in people with diabetes.

Laugh for the health of it.

Diabetes is a tricky disease; anything and everything affects blood glucose levels. That's why learning that laughter could positively impact blood glucose levels is not necessarily surprising. Laughter dilates the blood cells and encourages the healthy development of the endothelium (the inner lining of blood cells). In fact, this enlargement of the blood cells is comparable to what happens during exercise. That's not to say that exercise isn't important, but a good laugh is just as good for the vascular system and a diabetic's blood sugar levels.

In some studies, it has been shown that mirthful laughter lowers the risk of heart disease associated with type one and type two diabetes. Laughter also led to increased levels of stress and inflammatory hormones in the study's subjects. Further studies are currently being conducted to expand and confirm these study findings.

Down, down, down.

In one study, subjects were asked to use continuous glucose monitoring systems to monitor their blood glucose levels during large bouts of laughter. Blood glucose levels were shown to be reduced by as much as 38% in some cases after large amounts of laughter.

The study mentioned above was conducted over a twelve month time span. Subjects were asked to monitor their glucose levels and note when decreasing blood glucose levels were attributed to increases in laughter.

The volunteers then reported the results of their particular ends of the study to the scientists at the end of the twelve month period. Both type one and type two diabetics were used to perform this study, and no distinction was made between them in the final results.

So why not make it a goal to laugh a little bit more? After all, it's good for your health.

Source: Sciencedaily.com

Get Free Diabetic Supplies

For a limited time only, you can reduce diabetic supplies costs by more than 90%. Enrolling just take a few minutes.
1) Fill out the form
2) Speak to a representative
3) Get diabetic supplies delivered to your door at little or no cost.

Also, you will get a free Diabetes Meal Plan from a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator.

Enter your information below to see if you qualify.

By clicking Submit, you agree to send your info to InformationAboutDiabetes.com and we agree to use it according to our privacy policy.

More Articles

Doctors use regular assessments of their diabetic patients not only to monitor the progress of the disease but also as opportunities to counsel...

Every body needs insulin, an essential hormone produced by the pancreas that regulates blood sugar by converting glucose into energy. Diabetics...

People are not the only beings who suffer from diabetes. Any mammal with a pancreas can develop the disease through a lack of or impaired insulin...

When is diabetes not really diabetes? When it is Diabetes Insipidus. Diabetes Insipidus is a rare disorder not related to diabetes mellitus,...

When news stations feature stories about diabetes, they tend to include a shot of an overweight body, calling attention to the person's excess...

More Articles

The most well-known variations of diabetes are type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes....

Those who have not yet been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes can greatly reduce their susceptibility by doing one key...

There are those who have heard of the term "diabetes mellitus," but might not be familiar with it. Diabetes Mellitus is a condition in...

Not only is dry skin uncomfortable, but scratched or cracked skin is also susceptible to bacterial and fungal infections – common medical...

=It’s helpful to know the difference between a food’s total grams of carbohydrate, and net grams of carbohydrate since only net carbs affect blood...

Eating LCHF, or a Low Carb High Fat diet, is a bit mind-bending for those of us who have learned to consume low-fat and lean. In many respects, it...

A 1-minute quiz could predict whether or not you're at risk for prediabetes. More than 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. have prediabetes, which - left...

The human body needs chromium, a trace mineral, for several essential functions including the normalizing of...

Do not let pictures of yoga experts with their bodies twisted into bizarre, compact shapes fool you. Even people with stiff muscles, creaky joints...

It can be difficult enough to get on stage and make a roomful of strangers laugh, but for comedians suffering from type 1 or type 2 diabetes,...

Because beets have moderately high sugar content, it’s typically recommended that people watching their glucose levels limit beet consumption....

It would be interesting to know how many people with diabetes actually use blood glucose control solutions to regularly check the accuracy of...

Gestational diabetes is a condition characterized by abnormally high blood glucose levels during the condition...

How frustrating to wake up in the morning with elevated blood sugar when all you did was dream about eating a piece of cheesecake. A seemingly...

There is nothing close to a one-size-fits-all exercise program for those with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The best general advice is to...