Year: 2016 | Month: February | Volume: 3 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 91-95
Role of Beta-Glucan in Diabetes Management
Ambreen Fatima, Reema Verma
Lecturer (Home Science), Jhunjhunwala P.G. College & PhD Scholar, SHIATS, Allahabad, India.
Corresponding Author: Ambreen Fatima
Diabetes is a universal metabolic disorder prevalent in world and in India it comprises 7.8% of world diabetic population. Beta cells of islets of Langerhans of pancreas secrete insulin hormone which regulate the cellular intake of glucose in human body. Due to insufficient insulin secretion or insulin in sensitivity or any injury in pancreas impairs cellular glucose intake leads rise in blood sugar level. This condition is called as diabetes. Beta glucan found in foods like barley oats etc is a pro-glucagon molecule which exerts strong insulinotropic effects in vivo. It is a good alternative of diabetic medicine for diabetes patients.
Key words: Diabetes, Beta Glucan.