What kind of face leads to high blood sugar?
Where the sign on the face which leads to high blood sugar shows up is nasolabial folds.
The deeper the nasolabial folds are, the higher the risk of developing high blood sugar is.
Nasolabial folds are the two skin folds that run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth (Fig. 1).
Why deep nasolabial folds lead to high blood sugar?
The cause of deep nasolabial folds is related to vitamin D, which is known as a nutrition that activates the metabolism of the bone and strengthens them.
According to a survey in California, people who take sufficient vitamin D have a one fifth lower risk of developing type II diabetes.
Lack of vitamin D causes high blood sugar in the blood vessel. Sugar damages the skin fibers, lose the elasticity of the skin and deepens nasolabial folds.
Intake of vitamin D promotes the secretion of Osteocalcin from the bone, which is a substance that suppresses the elevation of blood sugar. According to a research, people who don’t have sufficient osteocalcin have 8 times more risk of developing diabetes.
In winter, the amount of vitamin D in the body decreases because UV which is necessary to produce vitamin D in the body decreases, so it is important to intake vitamin D from food.
Viatamin D is rich in fishes and mushrooms (Fig. 2) in this season and no other food contains vitamin D.
It is recommended to eat mushrooms as often as possible to keep vitamin D in the body.