Health Supplements For Diabetes
by Lucy Bushman
medicine or alternative remedies- your symptoms worsen, then please contact your
physician immediately! New, different, or an increase in symptoms could mean your
condition is worsening.
As far as some general herbal health supplements for diabetes, there are several out
there that will help control blood sugar, insulin levels, and increase your body's ability
to properly use insulin. Chromium is a wonderful supplement, often used in the form
of "chromium picolinate" for weight loss, but when used for supplementing for
diabetes, Chromium makes your body's cells more sensitive to insulin, which will help
your body make proper use of insulin. A lot of people with Type 2 Diabetes have a
chromium deficiency, which makes the symptoms of diabetes less once Chromium is
started in most people.
Evening Primrose Oil is a good herbal remedy for one of the most common
complications of diabetes, called "neuropathy." When a person with diabetes has
difficulty converting linoleic acid into GLA, circulation problems result because GLA
deficiency causes less oxygen to reach the nerves in a person's neurosystem.
Evening Primrose oil helps with this because Evening Primrose oil is a direct source of
GLA. It is for this reason that Evening Primrose Oil is one of the best health
supplements for diabetes. It's suspected that taking Evening Primrose Oil before
symptoms of neuropathy caused by diabetes start, will actually help prevent
Other good herbal supplements include aloe vera (the juice or capsules containing
aloe powder), antioxidants (commonly found in capsule or pill form, or even in tea
form), burdock, biotin, coenzyme Q10, dandelion (found in tea or capsule/caplet
form, most common is the tea form), DHEA, fiber, ginseng, l-carnitine, magnesium,
onions, vitamins C and E. There are many health supplements for diabetes, and
several of the herbal remedies have been known to be very effective. It's just
important to remember, before starting any kind of supplement or medication-
whether herbal or traditional- consult with your physician and a naturopath before
beginning any new supplements.
Just like traditional medications and treatments, herbal remedies can- and do-
interact with one another and also with traditional medications. The best way to
control diabetes is with your physician's guidance, educating yourself, and by making
sure you take care of your general over-all health and well-being. A balanced diet,
exercise, and education are the best health suppliments for diabetes that there are.
Follow the advice of your physician and/or a naturopath to determine which other
supplements or herbal remedies are right for you.
About The Author
Lucy Bushman is an accomplished niche website developer and author.
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Diabetes maintenance can be
extremely difficult for the patient,
there are several different health
supplements for diabetes which will
help maintain insulin and blood sugar
levels, if used in conjunction with a
healthy diet and exercise. Before
beginning any new supplement,
exercise program or diet- please
consult with your physician. It's a
good idea to work with a physician to
help maintain your insulin and blood
sugar levels, and to help control
diabetes in general. Diabetes can be
deadly, so if at any point- regardless
of whether you are using traditional
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