Diabetes Type 2
The collection of gut bacteria and how they function together is known as the intestinal microbiome. Under the right circumstances and bacterial make up,the colon, where most of these organorganisms live, is a health organ. When the wrong or bad types of bacteri are predominant, than this bad collection of bacteria is known as dysbiosis (dis bye os’ is). Bad health outcomes occur under these circumstances. It is now well known that patients with type 2 diabetes have dysbiosis of the colon which promotes and accelerates their diabetes. The article below is just one of a number where this abnormal colon dysbiosis has been found.
Further studies by outstanding researchers have now shown how tightly this abnormal gut bacterial collection is tied to the development and progress of type 2 diabetes.
Having found that type 2 diabetes is almost always associated with colonic dysbiosis, the next round of research was directed to modulating the microbiota in these patients in to see if their diabetes improved. Prebiotics, including oligofructose enriched inulin (Prebiotin), were studied and, indeed, favorable results occured when dietary management with these prebiotics were undertaken.