Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder in which the body loses its ability to utilize glucose. There are two different types of diabetes mellitis. Type 1 diabetes, is also known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes. This type develops suddenly, usually in people under age 30, and treatment entails taking daily insulin injections, usually for life.
In Type 2 diabetes, insulin production is fairly normal, but cells don’t respond properly to insulin. Most people with type 2 diabetes do not require daily insulin injections but can manage their condition through diet, exercise, and oral medications.
- VITAMIN B COMPLEX helps convert glucose to energy and may play a role in preventing related nerve damage.
- CHROMIUM helps lower blood glucose levels and cholesterol; both are risk factors for heart disease.
- GYMNEMA SYLVESTRE helps regulate blood glucose levels and may reduce the need for insulin or other diabetes medications.
- ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS IN BORAGE AND FISH OILS protect against related nerve and arterial damage.
- GINKGO BILOBA helps control nerve damage and poor circulation in the extremities.
- ANTIOXIDANTS prevent diabetic damage to the nerves, eyes, and heart. VITAMIN E is especially useful for blocking plaque buildup in arteries, while ALPHA-LIPOIC ACID promotes the efficient use of blood glucose and has been shown to prevent diabetic neuropathy.
- ZINC helps the body use insulin effectively and speeds the healing of wounds.
- MAGNESIUM helps the body with energy metabolism in the nerves and muscles. May prevent some muscle/nerve pain, and heart, cardiovascular, and vision problems.
- BILBERRY may protect against diabetes-related vision loss.