i have diabetes type 2.can i take organic green tea?

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    According to one study, green tea has been shown to decrease blood glucose levels in diabetic mice. Other studies have shown that green tea can regulate blood sugar levels, prevent development of diabetes or slow its progression. However, the caffeine found in green tea may have other impacts to your health. Regardless I think you can drink green tea even if you are diabetic. If the tea is organic then it would be even better. But, don’t take my word for it. its best to consult with your doctor before changing your diet or lifestyle habitats! Read the following links to learn more about the health benefits of green tea. 

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    @majphan is right that it is best to ask a doctor about this. However, there are some interesting studies relating green tea and diabetes. According to one study, green tea can inhibit the enzyme amylase which aids in the digestion of starches. This slows the rate that sugar contained in starches is metabolized and released into the bloodstream. Green tea also relaxes the muscles in the stomach and intestines and slows down the physical movement of food. This can help mimic calorie restriction or even fasting. 

    It sounds like as long as you don’t load it up with sugar, green tea can be a good thing for those with diabeties!

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