Diabetes

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.

HELPFUL SUPPLEMENTS
  • 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.

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