Nutritional Supplements – Herbs, Minerals, Vitamins for Diabetics:
Nutritional Supplements – Herbs, Minerals, Vitamins, and the food we eat are what our bodies must use to provide energy to keep us moving in all aspects of our lives. The first we’re told about Diabetes, after diagnoses is that we have to make changes by our Doctor, and that our sugar is to high and has to be lowered to prevent physical damage to our body. Neuropathy, Heart Disease, Blindness and other life threatening conditions are waiting.
Herbs like the following, Ginger, Gymnema, Fenugreek, Milk Thistle, Bitter Melon, Cinnamon and Aloe Vera have all shown positive results as posted by Medical News Today. I also have Type 2 Diabetes and have tried a number of these Herbs, I found that for me the addition of Fenugreek helped reduce my morning finger stick from 150 to 100mg/dl on average, I also use the Herbs Cinnamon, Milk Thistle and Ginger to help control my A1C.
Minerals that help are, Calcium when combined with Vitamin D3 can reduce the risk of Diabetes, Chromium which can enhance the effects of insulin, Magnesium is a blood sugar regulator, Selenium reduces the risk for developing Diabetes, and finally Vanadium which can influence blood glucose and insulin requirements, these are some of the more widely used minerals for Diabetes.
And lastly Vitamins, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin B6 support nerve health and can help mitigate critical damage when addressing conditions such as Diabetic Neuropathy. We all know that Calcium is a building block for strong bones, as well as reducing the risk of Diabetes, and we now know that Calcium needs the presence of vitamin D3 in order to do its job. There are more supplements that have also shown positive results in helping to mitigate the damages caused by high blood sugar, and of course the “caveat” all people respond differently to Nutritional Supplements – Herbs, Minerals, Vitamins. Run your own test, keep a diary and only make changes one item at a time. Meanwhile the search goes on by Nutritionist, Biologist and other specialist looking to help end this it seems, ever expanding health problems.