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HYPOGLYCEMIA
(Low Blood Sugar)
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  • Hypoglycemia Description
  • Hypoglycemia Frequent Signs & Symptoms
  • Hypoglycemia Causes
  • Hypoglycemia Conventional Medical Treatment
  • Herbal Recommendations
  • Diet & Nutritional Recommendations
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Notify Your Health Practitioner
  • Blood Glucose Support Supplement Products




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    HYPOGLYCEMIA DESCRIPTION

    Hypoglycemia, also known as low blood sugar, is a condition in which there is an abnormally low level of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Most often this results from the over-secretion of insulin by the pancreas. Insulin facilitates the transport of glucose from the bloodstream to the cells, especially those of muscle and fatty tissue, and causes glucose to be synthesized in the liver. If the pancreas is not functioning properly, normal carbohydrate metabolism is impossible.

    Hypoglycemia is not a disease but a condition that results from a variety of causes. The main types of hypoglycemia are:
    • Fasting Hypoglycemia. This type occurs when you have not eaten for many hours (8 or more hours), such as overnight. It is frequently associated with having too much insulin in the blood (hyperinsulinism), some medications, alcohol use, hereditary problems with the metabolizing of carbohydrates, and other health conditions. The symptoms are often more severe than those of reactive hypoglycemia and can include seizures, loss of consciousness, and a loss of mental activity. Liver disease or a tumor of the pancreas is generally the underlying cause of this type of hypoglycemia.

    • Non-fasting (Reactive / Postprandial) Hypoglycemia. This type develops within 2 to 5 hours of eating a meal. It can be caused by hereditary enzyme deficiencies such as galactosemia or by surgery to remove all or part of the stomach. Sometimes the cause is unknown. Non-fasting hypoglycemia within 1 to 2 hours after a meal can occur if stomach contents empty into the intestines too rapidly (alimentary hypoglycemia).
    Fasting hypoglycemia may develop because of a serious underlying condition, while non-fasting hypoglycemia (if you have not had previous intestinal surgery) does not involve serious illness.





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    HYPOGLYCEMIA FREQUENT SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

    A person suffering from hypoglycemia may display any or all of the following symptoms:
    • Fatigue.
    • Irritability.
    • Dizziness.
    • Lightheadedness.
    • Headache.
    • Fainting spells.
    • Depression.
    • Weakness in the legs.
    • Anxiety.
    • Cravings for sweets.
    • Confusion.
    • Night sweats.
    • Swollen feet.
    • A feeling of tightness in the chest.
    • Constant hunger.
    • Pain in various parts of the body (especially the eyes).
    • Nervous habits.
    • Mental disturbances.
    • Insomnia.
    • Aggressiveness.
    • Loss of temper easily.
    If blood sugar levels drop below 40 milligrams (mg) of glucose per 100 cubic centimeters (cc) or deciliter (dL) of blood (80 to 100 is normal), and individual may become unconsciousness. People with hypoglycemia can become very aggressive and lose their tempers easily. Any or all of these symptoms may occur a few hours after eating sweets or fats. The onset and severity of symptoms are directly related to the length of time since the last meal was eaten and the type of foods that meal contained.

    The symptoms of low blood sugar may be mild, moderate, or severe.
    • Mild Hypoglycemia can cause nausea, a jittery or nervous feeling, cold, clammy, wet skin, excessive sweating not caused by exercise, extreme hunger, numbness or tingling of the fingertips or lips, trembling, and a rapid heartbeat (tachycardia). Symptoms of mild low blood sugar usually develop when blood glucose falls below 60 to 65 mg/dL.

    • Moderate Hypoglycemia often makes you feel mood changes, such as irritability, restlessness, anxiety, or angry. Confusion, difficulty in thinking, or inability to concentrate may occur. You may have blurred vision, feel unsteady, have poor coordination, and have difficulty walking (such as staggering) and talking (slurred speech). Weakness, lack of energy, fatigue, lethargy, or drowsiness may occur. Symptoms of moderate hypoglycemia will affect the nervous system as the blood sugar continues to fall below 50 mg/dL.

    • Severe Hypoglycemia symptoms occur when blood sugar falls below 30 mg/dL and can lead to loss of consciousness or coma, seizures or convulsions, and low body temperature (hypothermia). Coma may be fatal. Prolonged severe hypoglycemia can cause irreversible brain damage and heart problems, especially if you already have coronary artery disease. If emergency medical treatment is not provided, severe hypoglycemia can be fatal.
    Some medications may mask symptoms of low blood sugar, including beta-blockers, which are often used to treat heart conditions and high blood pressure. Frequent and significant drops in blood sugar can keep you from noticing early symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia unawareness), such as tremor, fast heartbeat, and sweating. However, if you have hypoglycemia unawareness, you will notice later symptoms of the central nervous system - including irritability and confusion - if blood sugar drops low enough.

    If you have hypoglycemia unawareness, it is important for you and your family to watch for changes in your mental state that signal hypoglycemia so the condition can be treated before loss of consciousness or seizures occur. You may want to check your blood sugar more frequently than usual.

    Note: Different people may develop symptoms of mild, moderate, or severe hypoglycemia at varying blood sugar levels. While the blood sugar levels listed above are typical, they may not apply to everyone. If your blood sugar drops suddenly, you may develop symptoms even if your level is in the normal range.

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    A number of medical conditions can cause symptoms similar to those of hypoglycemia. Your health professional will use blood tests and other measures to make sure another condition is not causing your symptoms.





    HYPOGLYCEMIA CAUSES

    More and more Americans today may have this condition due to poor dietary habits that include eating large quantities of simple carbohydrates, sugars, alcohol, caffeine, and soft drinks, and insufficient amounts of complex carbohydrates. High stress levels are believed to be a contributing factor in the increasing incidence of hypoglycemia.

    Hypoglycemia can be inherited (as in inherited problems with metabolism), but most often it is precipitated by an inadequate diet. This is referred to as functional hypoglycemia (FH). Many other bodily disorders can cause hypoglycemic problems as well, among them adrenal insufficiency, thyroid disorders, pituitary disorders, kidney disease, and pancreatitis. Immune deficiency and candidiasis are strongly linked to hypoglycemia. Glucose intolerance and hyperinsulemia (high blood insulin levels), producing hypoglycemia, frequently occur in people with chronic liver failure. Other common causes are smoking and the consumption of large amounts of caffeine, found in colas, chocolate, and coffee. Though it may seem paradoxical, low blood sugar can also be an early sign of diabetes (high blood sugar).

    Hypoglycemia is a common complication of diabetes treatment (diabetic hypoglycemia). You can develop hypoglycemia by taking too much insulin or other diabetic medication. Low blood sugar can also be an early sign of diabetes (high blood sugar). See Diabetes for more information.

    Hypoglycemia also may result from medications, such as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), quinine sulfate, and salicylates (including aspirin).

    HYPOGLYCEMIC RISK FACTORS

    Risk factors for hypoglycemia include:
    • Female Gender. Women are more likely to develop hypoglycemia than men.
    • Family History. People who have close relatives with metabolic disorders, and diabetes are more likely to develop this condition.
    • Diabetes. Diabetes and the use of hypoglycemic agents such as insulin and oral hypoglycemic medications.
    • High Insulin Levels. Glucose intolerance and hyperinsulemia (high blood insulin levels), producing hypoglycemia.
    • Age. Hypoglycemia affects predominantly older adults. Elderly people often have inadequate diets and malabsorption problems.
    • Exercise. Excessive muscular activity or exercise causes blood sugar to drop.
    • Lack of Food. Prolonged fasting, starvation, or inadequate nutritional diet. Nutritional & emotional eating disorders.
    • Medications. Some medications may contribute to hypoglycemic episodes.
    • Surgery. People who have had gastric surgery involving the stomach, small or large intestines, may experience problems with insufficient nutrition and absorption of necessary nutrients.
    • Health Disorders. Medical conditions or disorders, such as chronic liver failure, liver disease, adrenal insufficiency and endocrine disorders, thyroid disorders, pituitary disorders, kidney disease, and pancreatitis.
    • Immunity Disorders. Autoimmune disorders (such as Grave's disease). Immune deficiency and candidiasis are strongly linked to hypoglycemia.
    • Substance Use & Abuse. Smoking and the consumption of large amounts of caffeine, found in colas, chocolate, and coffee, and excessive alcohol consumption. Illegal or recreational drugs such as amphetamines, cocaine, heroine, and others interfere with brain chemistry, body functions, and the desire to eat food.
    • Loss of Body Fluids. Excessive vomiting or diarrhea (childhood).
    HYPOGLYCEMIA PREVENTION

    Depending upon the underlying cause for hypoglycemic episodes, hypoglycemia can usually be controlled with a well planned and followed nutritional diet designed for hypoglycemia or diabetes. Eating several smaller meals through out the day instead of 2 or three larger ones, can help maintain a more steady level of blood sugar. Keep healthy snacks available (such as raw vegetables or fruits) to snack on between meals. See Diet & Nutritional Recommendations below.





    HYPOGLYCEMIA CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENT

    DIAGNOSIS - EXAMINATION & DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

    Diagnosis of hypoglycemia can be difficult because the symptoms often mimic those of other disorders, including allergies, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, digestive or intestinal disorders, eating disorders, malabsorption syndrome, mental disorders, neurological problems, nutritional deficiencies, and weight problems.

    Health professionals diagnose hypoglycemia using a medical history, physical examination, and tests to check blood sugar levels. Generally, you are diagnosed with the condition if a blood test shows you have low blood sugar and you have symptoms of hypoglycemia that go away after you eat sugar or other food.

    During a medical history, your health professional will ask about your symptoms - when and how often they occur and how long they last. You also will be asked about any medications you are taking and whether you have recently lost or gained weight.

    MEDICAL HISTORY

    Your health care provider will ask questions about:
    • What symptoms you experience such as how long they last, when they occur, and how often.

    • Past medical treatments, any current medical conditions, and whether you are taking medications. Bring all medications, both prescription and non-prescription, to your appointment for review) or receiving other treatment. Include dietary supplements and herbal remedies you are using.

    • Diet and nutrition, such as what and when you eat, and whether you have had recent changes in eating or bowel habits. Keeping a dietary journal with everything you put in your mouth, including water, along with quantities and times when you eat may prove to be beneficial in helping you to work on a beneficial dietary plan.

    • Whether you have gained or lost weight recently.
    Because an episode of hypoglycemia can impair mental functioning, your health professional may also want to talk to friends or relatives who have observed your symptoms.

    You also will have a physical examination to rule out other causes of your symptoms.

    PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

    Your health professional also will look for conditions that may cause hypoglycemia, including signs of:
    • Liver disease, such as an enlarged liver.
    • Kidney disease, such as swelling (edema) and too much urea in the blood.
    • Malnutrition, such as extreme weight loss.
    • Adrenal gland disease, such as too much pigment, or color, in the skin and low blood pressure.
    However, between hypoglycemic episodes, you usually will have normal blood sugar levels and no symptoms. The blood glucose levels in healthy individuals fluctuate depending greatly on the duration of fasting. The normal range is 70 to 120 mg/dL after an overnight (12 hours) fast. In healthy men, the blood glucose can drop to 55 mg/dL after 24 hours of fasting and to 48 mg/dL after 72 hours of fasting. In healthy women, glucose levels can be as low as 35 mg/dL after only 24 hours of fasting.

    Since blood glucose levels can fluctuate widely in healthy subjects, and symptoms of hypoglycemia can be vague and non-specific, establishing the diagnosis of hypoglycemia as the cause of symptoms is often difficult. When symptoms of hypoglycemia occur together with a documented blood glucose under 45 mg/dL, and the symptoms promptly resolve with the administration of glucose, the diagnosis can be made with more certainty.

    Health professionals rely on laboratory tests to confirm low blood sugar. Although it would be best to do these tests when you are having symptoms, it usually is not possible. Instead, tests are done to try to reproduce your symptoms.

    FASTING & GLUCOSE-TESTING

    The main test for hypoglycemia is a prolonged (48 to 72-hour) supervised fast in the hospital. You will be asked to fast until the symptoms of moderate low blood sugar develop. If at the end of 72 hours you do not have low blood sugar, you may be asked to exercise for 30 minutes. The prolonged fast may be done to confirm that low blood sugar is causing your symptoms or to find out why confirmed hypoglycemia is occurring.
    • Plasma Glucose Overnight Fasting: Less than 60 mg/dL (3.33 mmol/L).

    • Plasma Glucose 72-Hour Fasting: Less than 45 mg/dL (2.5 mmol/L) for females; Less than 55 mg/dL (3.05 mmol/L for males.
    MIXED MEAL TEST FOR HYPOGLYCEMIA

    A Mixed Meal Test may be used if you have symptoms of non-fasting (postprandial) hypoglycemia within 3 to 4 hours of eating. You eat a meal similar to one that led to symptoms. Blood sugar levels are tested every 30 minutes while you are observed for signs of hypoglycemia. The test does not prove eating the meal led to hypoglycemia, but it can show that the symptoms developed in a consistent manner. If this test produces symptoms, you also may be asked to do the prolonged supervised fast.

    During both tests, blood is drawn several times to monitor how well your body controls blood sugar. Various laboratory tests measure substances in the blood, including glucose and insulin.

    URINE TEST FOR KETONES

    A urine test also is done to look for ketones, substances the body produces when it breaks down fat for energy. These substances are produced in healthy people who fast for long periods or who have a diet very low in carbohydrates. Insulin prevents the production of ketones. If you have low blood sugar from too much insulin or by taking too much insulin (if you are diabetic), you will not produce ketones and will not have ketones in your urine. In people who have normal insulin levels, prolonged fasting causes ketone production.

    OTHER TESTS

    Tests also may done to look for a tumor of the pancreas or an endocrine disorder.

    If the suspected cause is rapid emptying of the stomach after a meal (alimentary hypoglycemia) or a tumor in the pancreas or other part of the body, you may have imaging tests, such as ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to examine the stomach, pancreas, or other internal organs. In some cases pancreatic tumors are quite small, so an imaging test in which a dye is injected into the blood vessels (angiography) may be used to locate the tumor. Other imaging tests use radioactive proteins that bind to tumors to locate them. Imaging tests may be needed regularly for several years because such tumors can be hard to locate.

    In some cases, home glucose monitors may be used to evaluate possible hypoglycemia. They can be used at home when symptoms occur. However, monitors may not be accurate in the lower range and occasionally may show a lower blood sugar level than would be found in a laboratory test. Hypoglycemia is defined according to the following serum glucose levels:
    • Less than 50 mg/dL in men.
    • Less than 45 mg/dL in women.
    • Less than 40 mg/dL in infants and children.

    GLUCOSE TOLERANCE TESTING

    Some health care providers may perform a glucose tolerance test (GTT). This may be done by oral consumption of glucose. The oral glucose tolerance (OGT) test measures the body's ability to control blood glucose levels. After you drink a specific amount of concentrated glucose, blood sugar levels are measured over a period of several hours. Normally, blood glucose levels peak within an hour and then begin to drop.

    The OGT test is frequently used to test for gestational diabetes during pregnancy. The OGT test was often used in the past to evaluate possible cases of non-fasting hypoglycemia.

    However, when used to screen for hypoglycemia, the OGT test does not provide consistent and reliable results. The symptoms of hypoglycemia, if they occur at all, often do not correspond to the low point in blood sugar levels during the test. And, the OGT test can produce inconsistent results when repeated.

    Studies also have shown that drinking concentrated glucose for the test may actually cause mild hypoglycemia in up to about 15-percent of otherwise normal individuals. Many people have symptoms of hypoglycemia even though the results of a 5 hour GTT are within normal limits. Oral glucose tolerance results less than 50 mg/dL (<2.78 mmol/L) is considered hypoglycemic.

    A useful diagnostic test may be to follow the dietary and nutritional supplement regimen outlined below and see if symptoms improve.

    GESTATIONAL DIABETES, GLUCOSE LEVELS & PREGNANCY

    A prolonged fasting test should not normally be performed on a pregnant woman. It is very stressful for the woman and her baby. Pregnancy requires special considerations when it comes to glucose testing. See MoonDragon's Birthing Guidelines for further information (link below). Included on this page is information for using the "Jelly Bean Test" in place of 50 grams of liquid glucose for the 1 Hour Glucose Tolerance Test. Included are the guidelines for the management of glucosuria (also known as glycosuria) and for further glucose-tolerance testing of women at risk for gestational diabetes.

    The Jelly Bean Test involves a 3 hour fast (no food) with the woman being given 18 regular sized Jelly Beans or 28 small Jelly Beans and then testing the blood glucose 1 hour after consuming the Jelly Beans. The Jelly Beans are better tolerated by women taking this test and has been shown to be a good alternative to the liquid glucose. Levels should be below 120 to 140 mg/dL (depending on the practitioner's preference in ordering further glucose testing).

    MoonDragon's Birthing Guidelines: Glycosuria Management During Pregnancy
    MoonDragon's Women's Health Pregnancy Information: Gestational Diabetes (GD)
    MoonDragon's Women's Health Pregnancy Information: Gestational Diabetes Intro
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Disorders: Diabetes
    MoonDragon's Nutritional Guidelines Index
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Nutrition Basics Index
    MoonDragon's Nutritional Dietary Information: Gestational Diabetes Diet
    MoonDragon's Nutritional Dietary Information: Hypoglycemic Diet
    MoonDragon's Nutritional Dietary Information: Pregnancy Diet
    MoonDragon's Women's Health Information: American Diabetes Association - Clinical Practice Recommendations
    MoonDragon's Women's Health Gestational Diabetes Index: NIH Index - Government Publications About Gestational Diabetes

    CITATIONS:

  • Service FJ (1999). Classification of hypoglycemic disorders. Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America, 28(3): 501-517.
  • Comi RJ, Gorden P (1995). Hypoglycemic disorders in the adult. In KL Becker et al.,eds., Principles and Practice of Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2nd ed., pp. 1342-1350.Philadelphia: JB Lippincott.

  • CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL THERAPY RECOMMENDATIONS

    Treatment for a sudden (acute) episode of hypoglycemia involves eating or drinking some form of sugar to restore your blood sugar to a normal level. Episodes of hypoglycemia caused by a long-term (chronic) health condition are treated the same way, but prevention of future episodes requires treatment or cure of the underlying condition.

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    TREATMENT OF ACUTE HYPOGLYCEMIA

    If you are conscious and able to respond when symptoms develop, eat or drink some form of sugar. Drink fruit juice or sugared (non-diet) soda or eat sugar in the form of candy, cubes, or tablets, or other quick-sugar foods.

    Quick-Sugar Foods: Because you have diabetes and are at risk for low blood sugar levels, you need to keep some type of food with you at all times that can quickly raise your blood sugar level. Eating quick-sugar foods puts glucose into your bloodstream in about 5 minutes. Any quick-sugar food on this list will raise your blood sugar about 30 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) in about 15 to 20 minutes.

    Some foods that will help raise your blood sugar include:

    Food
    Amount
       Table Sugar    1 tablespoon
       Fruit Juice or Regular Soda    1/2 cup
       Fat-Free Milk    1 cup
       Honey or Corn Syrup    1 tablespoon
       Jam    2 tablespoons
       Raisins    2 tablespoons
       Gum Drops    17 small
       Life Savers Candy    8 pieces
       Hard Candy    3 pieces
       Glucose Tablets    3 tablets
       Glucose Gel    1/2 tube


    Although eating food or drinking beverages containing sugar is all you need to do to treat many cases of acute hypoglycemia, you will need help if the condition is severe. Family members, co-workers, and friends should be aware of your condition and should call 9-1-1 or other emergency services if you become sleepy or unconscious.

    If you have diabetes and take insulin, you may be able to teach those close to you how to give you an injection of glucagon in an emergency.

    They also should seek emergency help if you are not unconscious but they do not know how to give you an injection of glucagon. Always have a medical alert bracelet or tag with you. Medical alert jewelry can be bought in pharmacies or on the Internet.

    Severe cases of hypoglycemia may require hospitalization. You may be given additional glucose in a vein (intravenously) until your blood sugar level is stable in the normal range. This could take several days. For prolonged severe hypoglycemia, additional treatment may be necessary if brain swelling (edema) or damage has occurred or if there are other complications.

    Future episodes of low blood sugar may be avoided by changing the behavior or situation that led to the hypoglycemia. If medication causes hypoglycemia, you may be able to stop using it or change how it is used. Talk to your health professional about how to avoid future bouts of low blood sugar. See Hypoglycemic Diet for helpful dietary recommendations to prevent hypoglycemia.

    TREATMENT CAUSED BY ANOTHER CONDITION

    If you have low blood sugar caused by a chronic health condition, your symptoms will be treated the same as those of acute hypoglycemia. Once you have recovered from the immediate symptoms, you will need treatment for the underlying cause of hypoglycemia. In many situations, once the cause is identified, new episodes of hypoglycemia can be prevented.

    Low blood sugar may have a long-term cause that can be cured, such as some endocrine disorders or diseases of the liver, adrenal glands, or pancreas. Some conditions that cause low blood sugar, such as alimentary hypoglycemia related to stomach problems, may require surgery. Effective long-term treatment of an insulin-producing tumor in the pancreas (insulinoma) usually requires surgery.

    Even if the condition causing hypoglycemia is not curable, treatment often can prevent episodes of low blood sugar. Talk to your health care provider about whether you can modify your diet (what, when, or how much you eat), change the dosage or types of medications you take, or modify your physical activity (such as when and how hard you exercise).

    This type of management is most common for people with diabetes, other chronic health conditions that may require long-term treatment (liver disease, kidney failure, or endocrine disorders), and inherited enzyme or hormone deficiencies. It may also be useful for alcohol-related illnesses.

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    HYPOGLYCEMIA HOME TREATMENT

    If you are at risk for developing hypoglycemia, you need to know about health conditions or situations that may lead to low blood sugar and how to deal with them. Proper attention to your health and lifestyle can help you prevent hypoglycemia. See Hypoglycemic Diet for helpful dietary recommendations to prevent hypoglycemia.

    You should learn to recognize the early symptoms of hypoglycemia and to take steps for dealing with low blood sugar immediately. When blood sugar drops too low, drink fruit juice or sugared (non-diet) soda pop; eat sugar in the form of candy, cubes, or tablets; or eat other quick-sugar foods.

    Members of your household, close friends, and co-workers also should know the symptoms of low blood sugar and learn about emergency care. Wear medical information on a badge or bracelet if you are at risk for developing moderate or severe hypoglycemia in case an episode occurs when you are away from family, friends, or care givers. Be sure you and your family, friends and co-workers know emergency care for low blood sugar.

    When hypoglycemia occurs because of an isolated, short-term cause such as prolonged fasting or strenuous exercise, further medical treatment is usually not needed. You may simply need to talk with your health professional about how to avoid such behaviors or situations.

    When hypoglycemia has a chronic cause that is not curable, treatment of the condition often can prevent episodes of low blood sugar. Talk with your health professional about:
    • Modifying your diet with a long-term meal plan (what, when, and how much you eat).
    • Changing the dosage or types of medications you take.
    • Modifying the timing and level of physical activity (such as when and how hard you exercise).
    • Keeping a diary of low blood sugar episodes (when they occur and what and when you last ate).
    Management of diet to prevent hypoglycemia is particularly important if you have diabetes, inherited enzyme or hormone deficiencies, or non-fasting (postprandial) hypoglycemia.

    Your health professional will want to see you for annual physical examinations, more often if your symptoms become frequent. You and your health professional will discuss your home blood sugar monitoring records and your diary of episodes.

    HYPOGLYCEMIC TREATMENT CONSIDERATIONS

  • The production of insulin is affected by the functioning of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands produce epinephrine, which acts to "turn off" insulin production, among other things. If the adrenal glands are over-stressed and exhausted, they cannot function properly and an over abundance of insulin may result. This causes the blood sugar level to sink below normal, creating a low energy syndrome in the body.

  • Injections of Vitamin B-Complex plus extra Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine) and liver extract have produced good results for those with hypoglycemia. Liver extract supplements contain a nutritional substance that aids liver regeneration. Only liver from organically raised beef should be used.

  • In rare cases, hypoglycemia can be triggered by large doses of aspirin or by sulfonamides (sulfa drugs), a class of antibiotics often prescribed for urinary tract infections (UTIs).

  • People most prone to hypoglycemia are those taking medications for high blood sugar or diabetes.

  • Hypoglycemia is often the underlying cause of misdiagnosed cases of attention deficit disorder (ADD). See Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for more information.

  • It is estimated that half the people with hypoglycemia who are over 50 have reduced thyroid function and hypothyroidism. See Hypothyroidism for more information.

  • Hypoglycemia can mimic menopausal symptoms, especially since it often escalates during midlife.

  • Caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco cause profound swings in blood sugar levels. Insomnia can result if any type of sugar is consumed after dinner. Consuming sugar at any time tends to cause drowsiness and fatigue.

  • Some studies have shown that reducing the amount of meat protein in the diet and adding some starches, such as potatoes, may be beneficial.

  • Milk allergy is common as this disorder progresses. Allergy testing is recommended. See Allergies for more information.

  • Maintain a regular exercise regimen. This helps to maintain steady blood sugar levels. Eat one to three hours prior to exercise.

  • Stress is a major factor in hypoglycemia, as it affects adrenal function and blood sugar levels. Practice stress reduction by meditating, listening to soothing music, getting a massage, or using deep breathing techniques.

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    HERBAL RECOMMENDATIONS

    The following herbs help to normalize blood sugar:

  • Angostura Bitters (or any combination of bitters).

  • Artichoke Leaf and Gentian Root.

  • Bilberry and Wild Yam aid in controlling insulin levels.

  • Dandelion Root is an excellent source of calcium and supports the pancreas and liver.

  • TO HELP YOUR BODY RESPOND TO STRESS

  • Try Astragalus for stress reduction.

  • Licorice Root. Licorice nourishes the adrenal glands. Caution: Do not use this herb on a daily basis for more than seven days in a row. If overused, licorice can elevate blood pressure. Avoid if you have high blood pressure. Avoid it completely if you are pregnant or nursing.


  • OTHER HELPFUL HERBS

  • Milk Thistle rejuvenates the liver.

  • Gymnema (Gymnema sylvestre), also known as Gudmar, is an Ayurvedic herb that suppresses the intestinal absorption of saccharides, which prevents low blood sugar.

  • Other beneficial herbs include Echinacea, Parsley, Pau D'Arco, Raspberry Leaves, and Uva Ursi.

  • Almonds, Chlorophyll, Chestnuts, Cordyceps Mushrooms, Soybeans & Tofu, Sunflower Seeds, and Walnut Nuts are among the top 16 herbs and foods recommended for hypoglycemia.

  • Aloe Vera, a magnificent plant that is designed to be self-sufficient & thrive in the desert, feeds us in unique ways with its 250-plus naturally occurring constituents including enzymes, amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, glycoproteins, sterols, growth factors, & all sizes of uniquely complex Aloe polysaccharides and mannans. Aloe Vera re-natures the cells, tissues, glands, organs and all systems of the body to function as originally designed.

  • Bean Pod contains amino acids and enzymes. It gradually aids the pancreas to produce insulin. Beanpod tea is made up of kidney, white, navy, lima, and northern beans and is used to detoxify the pancreas. Most legumes are a good meal choice for diabetics. even though beans contain starch, they are also rich in protein, fiber and saponins, all of which can help to balance blood sugar. Eat bean burritos, make chili with beans, put kidney beans in salads and prepare bean dips. Homemade bean soup is always nice, especially during the winter months when it is cold and miserable outdoors.

  • Bhumy Amalaki (Phyllanthus Niruri) is employed for numerous conditions including blennorrhagia (an excess vaginal or urethra mucus discharge), colic, diabetes, dysentery, fever, flu, tumors, jaundice, vaginitis, and dyspepsia.

  • Bitter Melon (Momordica) is one of the few agents which has the potential to bolster a flagging pancreas. It has been recommended by the Department of Health of the Philippines as one of the best herbal medicines for it's ability to help with liver problems, Diabetes and HIV. It is an excellent natural remedy for the common cold. It has been suggested that Bitter Melon, Momordica, has anti-tumor and antiviral actions. MAP 30 is a protein found in Bitter Melon that is believed to have multiple functions that could be beneficial in treating HIV infection.

  • Bitter Melon (Momordica Charantia), Gudmar (Gymnema sylvestre), and Gulvel/Guduchi (Tinospora Cordifo) are herbal remedies used in Ayurvedic medicine to regulate blood sugar levels.

  • Brewer's Yeast has been shown to help people having difficulty sleeping, fatigued, and diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile. It supplies necessary B-Vitamins.

  • Buchu leaves act as a diuretic and antiseptic, and today is used in treating inflammation of the urethra, blood in the urine, bladder infections, and other chronic urinary tract disorders.

  • Cedar Berries are excellent nourishment for the pancreas.

  • Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamonum Verum). Experiments conducted by the USDA have shown that this - the variety we call "True Cinnamon" can lower blood sugar by mimicking insulin, activating insulin receptors and working with insulin in the cells to reduce blood sugar by up to 20-percent.

  • Dandelion Root (Taraxacum Officinale) is known as a blood purifier used for liver and kidney disorders. Dandelion root also contains nutritive salts to build up the blood and is very useful for skin problems and diseases. Dandelion root is a natural diuretic and improves appetite and minor digestive problems. Dandelion root protects the liver, which converts nutrients into glucose and improves liver function and the metabolism of fats. Dandelion leaves are commonly recommended as a food supplement for pregnant and post-menopausal women. Note: If you suffer from gallbladder problems, avoid large quantities of dandelion.

  • Fenugreek Seeds, Blackberry and Blueberry leaves have a beneficial effect on pancreatic function. Mix in equal parts to make a tea blend. Use 1 teaspoon of the mixture for each cup of water. Steep for 30 minutes and then strain. Drink as much as 2 quarts daily.

  • Flaxseed contains 6 grams Fiber with 300 mg Lignan and 5 grams Protein (including 18 amino acids) per serving. Flax Seeds are an important source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, including Omega-3, plus Magnesium, Zinc and dietary fiber. Flax oil from flax seeds is the richest known source of linolenic acid.

  • Take Garlic capsules and/or eat fresh Garlic in salad dressings or prepare a Garlic tincture. For the tincture, peel 8 to 10 whole bulbs of garlic and place in a blender with enough vodka or brandy to cover. Puree and transfer to a glass jar. Ensure that the garlic is fully covered by adding additional vodka, as needed. Let stand in a dark, warm place for about 2 weeks, shaking it daily. Filter out the garlic pieces and take 1 teaspoon of the tincture 3 to 4 times daily.

  • Garlic herbal supplements support cardiovascular health with the help of Hawthorn, Cayenne and Vitamin E. In clinical studies garlic has been shown to lower serum cholesterol and help maintain circulatory efficiency. The greatest effect resulted from garlic products with standardized amounts of allicin release in doses of 5,000 mcg per day.

  • Ginkgo Biloba supports circulation to the brain as well as the extremities. This is achieved by maintaining healthy blood vessel tone and reducing blood viscosity. Additionally, Ginkgo Biloba is a proven free radical scavenger and antioxidant.

  • Ginseng tea is believed to lower the blood sugar level. Caution: Do not use this herb if you have high blood pressure.

  • Glucomannan (Amorphophallus konjac fiber) is a 100-percent dietary fiber source obtained from the root of the konjac plant.

  • Guarana Seed (Paullinia Cupana), from the Guarana plant, is a creeping shrub native to the Amazon (and particularly the regions of Manaus and Parintins). In the lushness of the Brazilian Amazon where it originates, it often grows to 12 meters high. The fruit is small, round, bright-red in color, and grows in clusters. As it ripens, the fruit splits and a black seed emerges - giving it the appearance of an "eye" about which Indians tell legends.

  • Gymnema Sylvestre is used for diabetes, hypoglycemia, and as a digestive tonic. Used for weight reduction, to help prevent tooth decay, and restore pancreatic function. Helps to block the absorption of sugar in the digestive tract.

  • Stimulate the metabolism. Because the excessive sugars and fats in the blood stream can cause damage to the blood vessels, it is especially important for diabetics to maintain healthy circulation. Ensuring that all organs get enough oxygen is the only way to prevent complications, such as blindness, loss of kidney function and circulatory disease in the extremities. Blueberries and Hawthorn berries can help protect blood vessels from damage, too, just as keeping blood-sugar and cholesterol levels in check and stave off many complications. Regular use of saunas and hot baths can help stimulate the elimination of toxins from the body.

  • Hawthorn Berry is a heart herb. Throughout Europe, Hawthorn Berry is recognized as a safe and effective treatment for the early stages of congestive heart failure (CHF).

  • Huckleberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) helps to promote insulin production. Huckleberry leaf is used by naturopathic physicians to treat sugar diabetes and ailments of the kidneys and gallbladder.

  • Juniper berries have been found to lower blood glucose levels.

  • Licorice Root is taken orally (DGL form) for ulcers, heartburn (esophageal reflux), and mouth sores.

  • Maitake Mushroom is not only the medicinal mushroom that leads as an anti-cancer agent specializing in breast and prostate cancers, but is also renown for it's ability to regulate blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, inflammation, and blood clots.

  • Manuka Honey contains a high level of antibacterial activity not found in other honeys. For digestive health and to assist the digestive process.

  • Neem has traditionally been used to purify the blood, cleanse the liver and support the immune system. It is also commonly used for a variety of skin irritations and inflammations, and to support healthy blood glucose levels.

  • Opuntia Prickly Pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) flowers were traditionally used as medicine for male urinary discomforts. It was also used externally as an ointment.

  • Shilajit is a powerful rejuvenative that cleanses the urinary tract and lungs, while bolstering immunity and strength. It purifies the blood and helps remove excess kapha and toxins from the tissues. As an aphrodisiac, it increases vitality and stamina while toning the reproductive organs and supporting their proper function.

  • Siberian Ginseng Root (Eleutherococcus Senticosus Root) improves physical an mental vitality. It is an adaptogenic herb, which helps the body to adapt to daily stress. It is an ideal supplement for those leading a demanding and hectic lifestyle.

  • Supplement your diet with Spirulina. Spirulina helps stabilize blood sugar levels. Other foods that help normalize blood sugar include berries, Brewers Yeast, dairy products (especially cheese), egg yolks, fish, Garlic, Kelp, sauerkraut, soybeans, and vegetables.

  • Spirulina helps protect the immune system, reduce cholesterol, aid in the absorption of minerals and has been used in the treatment of diabetes, glaucoma, liver pathologies, cancer, increasing neurotransmitter formation, and it acts as an appetite suppressant.

  • Stevia is an excellent diabetic aid which nourishes the pancreas, helping to achieve healthful blood sugar levels. Stevia Leaf is used as a natural sugar substitute for people with diabetes, hypoglycemia, dieters, and anyone who wants a natural alternative to sugar. Stevia powder extract has a delicious and refreshing taste that can be 30 times sweeter than sugar. Stevia glycerite is intended for dietary supplement purposes only. Stevia Glycerite can be mixed into water and diluted. Enjoy the flavor that Stevia adds to any food or beverage knowing you will also increase the healthful benefits. Stevia Extract Powder is a packeted form of Stevia rebaudiana the "Honeyleaf" with no bitter aftertaste. Sweetleaf Stevia is available in herbal powder form and in liquid, flavored forms. All Natural, with zero calories, zero carbohydrates, zero glycemic index is available at an affordable value of only one penny per drop. An excellent sugar substitute for people with blood sugar problems.

  • Wild Yam has been used to treat indigestion, coughs, morning sickness, gall bladder pain, menstrual cramps, joint pain, and nerve pain.

  • Other herbs that may be beneficial for diabetes include Bilberry, Buchu, Goldenseal, and Uva Ursi. Bilberry leaf isused in connection with vascular and blood disorders and shows positive effects when treating varicose veins, thrombosis, and angina. Bilberry extract is high in bioflavonoid complex anthocyanosides and supports healthy vision. Bilberry is useful for maintaining a healthy digestive system, is an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant. Buchu herb has traditionally been claimed to treat a wide variety of disorders, some of which include stomach complaints and urinary tract infections. Buchu leaves act as a diuretic and antisepic, and today is used in treating inflammation of the urethra, blood in the urine, bladder infections, and other chronic urinary trat infections. Goldenseal is an antibacterial and antiseptic. Use especially when mucus turns thick and discolored. Use short term only with other herbs. Uva Ursi, also known as bearberry, has a specific affinity for the genito-urinary organs, especially for urinary tract infections, cystitis, nephritis, urethritis, pyelitis, hematuria (bloody urine), yeast infections, vulvitis. Uva Ursi leaves were officially a drug for urinary antiseptic in the United State Pharmacopoeia (U.S.P.) and the National Formulary N.F. from 1820 until 1950. Caution Do not take Goldenseal on a daily basis for more than one week at a time, and do not use it during pregnancy. If you have a history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or glaucoma, use it only under a health care provider's supervision.





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    DIET, NUTRITION & LIFESTYLE RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Remove from the diet all alcohol, canned and packaged foods, refined and processed foods, salt, sugar, saturated fats, soft drinks, and white flour. Also avoid foods that contain artificial colors or preservatives.

  • Avoid sweet fruits and juices such as grape and prune. If you drink these, mix the juice with equal amount of water.

  • Sweeten food with natural sweeteners such as Stevia, a South American herb available in liquid form that is 200 times sweeter than sugar. Other acceptable sweeteners include Barley Malt Syrup, Molasses, and Brown Rice Syrup.

  • Eat a diet high in Fiber and include large amounts of vegetables, especially broccoli, carrots, Jerusalem artichokes, raw spinach, squash, and string beans. Vegetables should be eaten raw or steamed. Also eat beans, brown rice, lentils, potatoes, soy products (tofu), and fruits, especially apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, cantaloupes, grapefruits, lemons, and persimmons. Eat a low-fat, high-fiber diet including plenty of raw fruits and vegetables as well as fresh vegetable juices. This reduces the need for insulin and also lowers the level of fats in the blood. Fiber helps to reduce blood sugar surges. For snacks, eat Oat or Rice Bran crackers with nut butter or cheese. Legumes, root vegetables, and whole grains are also good. Remember to regulate your carbohydrate intake. See Hypoglycemic Diet for helpful dietary suggestions to prevent hypoglycemic episodes.

  • For Protein, eat low-fat cottage cheese, fish, grains, kefir, raw cheese, raw nuts, seeds, skinless white turkey or white chicken breast, and low-fat yogurt. Get your protein from vegetable sources, such as grains and legumes. Fish and low-fat dairy products are also acceptable sources of protein. Kidney function in people with type 2 diabetes seems to benefit from dietary Soy Protein. This protein also raises the level of "good" cholesterol.

  • The types of carbohydrates consumed are at least as important as the total carbohydrate loading. High-glycemic foods such as white rice, white flour products, pasta, starchy vegetables, and many processed foods are quickly converted into blood sugar during digestion, causing insulin to go up. Carbohydrates found in lower glycemic foods such as asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, green beans, and low-starch vegetables and fruits are converted into blood sugar more slowly, which only gradually raises insulin levels. Avoiding "white foods" might be best.

  • Eat starchy foods such as corn, hominy, noodles, pasta, white rice, and yams in moderation only.

  • Include Maitake Mushrooms in your diet. They are beneficial for helping the body adapt to stress.

  • Do not eat fatty foods such as bacon, cold cuts, fried foods, gravies, ham, sausage, or dairy products (except for low-fat soured products).

  • Do not go without food. Eat six to eight small meals throughout the day. Some people find that eating a small snack before bedtime helps.

  • Use a rotation diet; food allergies are often linked to hypoglycemia and can make the symptoms more pronounced. See Allergies for more information.

  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Diets - Hypoglycemic Diet

  • Chromium helps the body regulate metabolism, regulate insulin and blood sugar levels, helps the body lose weight by stimulating enzymes that metabolize glucose, burns fat. Chromium deficiencies may contribute to Infertility and decreased sperm count. Try taking Chromium Picolinate (200 mcg) daily. This can alleviate many symptoms and raise blood glucose levels if symptoms occur after sugar or a heavy meal is consumed. Chromium, also known as glucose tolerance factor or GTF, has been known to alleviate sudden shock.


  • CHROMIUM PICOLINATE: A COMPLEMENTARY NUTRITIONAL THERAPY FOR DIABETES


    Chromium Picolinate is a nutritional supplement that can help control diabetes. As the name implies, it is a combination of two different substances: chromium and picolinate. Chromium is a mineral that helps to increase the efficiency of insulin, the hormone that controls blood glucose (blood sugar) levels; picolinate is an amino acid derivative that allows the body to use chromium much more readily.

    The shape of individual insulin molecules is important to the hormone's effectiveness. If the molecules maintain their proper shape, the insulin can effectively transport glucose into the cells, where it is needed. Without chromium, insulin molecules become misshapen, and can no longer serve as an effective transportation system, glucose builds up in the bloodstream, starting a chain reaction that eventually leads to diabetes.

    Scientists have long known that chromium is a vital nutrient, but not until chromium was combined with picolinate was a truly effective means of providing supplemental chromium developed. In the body, chromium takes the form of an ion, a particle with an electrical charge. This charge is repelled by the body's cells, making it difficult for chromium to enter the cells. Picolinate is a chelator, a substance that can bind with an ion and neutralize its charge. Once chromium and picolinate join together, the chromium's repellant charge is done away with. The body's cells then are able to accept the chromium.

    The effectiveness of chromium picolinate has been tested on individuals with a number of different health problems, including diabetes. Research shows that most people with diabetes experience a decline in blood glucose levels after they start taking daily chromium picolinate supplements. As a result, it is believed that chromium picolinate may be able to help many people with diabetes (especially type II diabetes) to control their blood sugar levels. This in turn would allow them to cut back on their intake of insulin and other drugs, likely resulting in fewer side effects. Furthermore, since improving the action of insulin also helps the body to use fat as a fuel, chromium picolinate can help reduce obesity. This means that it may enable some people with type II diabetes to lose enough weight to stop taking drugs entirely.

    However, it is not recommended that people with diabetes simply go out and buy chromium picolinate supplements and start taking them. Anyone who has diabetes, especially type I diabetes, must exercise caution with this supplement. Its effects on insulin requirements are very real. Blood sugar levels must be monitored carefully and the appropriate dosages of insulin and/or other drugs adjusted as needed in response. Otherwise, a potentially dangerous insulin reaction may occur as a result of too little glucose in the blood.

    Anyone interested in using chromium picolinate for the treatment of diabetes should first seek the advice of a qualified health-care provider, preferably a nutritionally oriented practitioner who has experience in this area.


  • During a low blood sugar reaction, eat something that combines fiber with a protein food, such as bran or rice crackers with raw cheese or almond butter.

  • Instead of eating applesauce, have a whole apple, which has more fiber. The fiber in the apple will inhibit fluctuations in blood sugar. Fiber alone (found in popcorn, Oat Bran, Rice Bran, crackers, ground Flaxseed, and Psyllium Husks) will slow down a hypoglycemic reaction. Take fiber half an hour before meals. Spirulina tablets taken between meals further help to stabilize blood sugar.

  • Fast once a month with drinking live vegetable juices and a series of Lemon Juice enemas. See Fasting and Enemas for more information. To prevent a low blood sugar reaction while fasting, use Spirulina or a Protein Powder supplement. Many people find this makes them start to feel better very quickly.

  • MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Enemas - Instructions & Index
    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Lemon Juice Enema

  • Kombucha Tea may help to normalize blood sugar. See Kombucha Tea for more information.

  • See Hypoglycemic Diet for helpful dietary recommendations to prevent hypoglycemia.

  • Avocados contain a seven-carbon sugar that depresses insulin production, which makes them an excellent choice for people with hypoglycemia.

  • HELPFUL DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid is central to recycling other antioxidants like Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and GSH glutathione. By "sparing" their destruction, Alpha Lipoate extends their antioxidant power. Being both water and fat soluble, lipoic acid is the "universal" antioxidant that can easily function in both cellular membranes and fluid media within and outside the cell. Alpha-Lipoic Acid is a versatile water and fat soluble metabolic antioxidant. Another benefit is that it also acts as a potent free radical quencher and aids other vitamins in their antioxidant activities.

  • Blood Sugar Management Supplements are designed to lower your blood sugar naturally. Blood Sugar Formula with Gymnema Extract contains GTF Chromium part of an important cofactor for insulin as well as other herbs and minerals used in support of healthy blood sugar levels. This formula represent the powerful synergy of current scientific research and traditional herbal medicine.

  • Colon & Liver Cleanse Formulas has many additional cleansing benefits: improves overall digestion; strengthens the immunity; helps to prevent cancer; makes the skin more emollient and flexible: clears the eyes; and provides an overall tonic effect on the body.

  • Diabetic Supplements are used to target and enable the pancreas to produce its own insulin and to bring blood sugar levels to a safe range of somewhere between 110 to 140 without additional medication. Diabetic formulas may help to decrease the amount of insulin required by the individual. The Diabetic Insulin Support formula provides synergistic support for the adrenals, kidneys and pancreas and may help those with insulin dependent diabetes.

  • Digestive Enzymes Supplements. Since cooking destroys many of the digestive enzymes in food, taking plant fiber-based digestive enzymes aids in digesting even the heaviest meal.

  • Glutamine is an important amino acid and natural growth hormone releaser that helps brain function, and may be used for combating effects of alcoholism, alleviating hypoglycemia, fatigue reduction, improving exercise endurance, benefiting the liver and intestines, maintaining a healthy gastrointestinal tract, and strengthening the immune system.

  • Glutathione is a tripeptide amino acid produced in the liver primarily from Cysteine. L-Glutathione acts as a cellular antioxidant by inhibiting free radical proliferation.

  • Magnesium Ascorbate is a buffered (non-acidic) form of vitamin C that will not contribute to gastric irritation in acid-sensitive persons. A higher Magnesium intake lowers the risk of getting type 2 diabetes. The journal Diabetes Care published a study in which overweight women who consumed large amount of magnesium were 22 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than women who consumed lower amounts. A diet rich in nuts, whole grains, and vegetables that are high in magnesium may be beneficial.

  • Multivitamin Formula taken twice daily for diabetics, with extra support of Alpha Lipoic Acid, GTF Chromium, Carnitine, Quercetin, Taurine, and Vanadium, plus an herbal blend of Fenugreek, Cinnamon and Neem for daily support. Use a specially balanced nutritional supplement.

  • Omega 3 Fish Oil. Research suggests a correlation between consuming more omega-3 fatty acids from fish and better emotional health. Supplements provide a convenient way to add an effective amount to your diet.

  • Vanadium regulates the circulatory system, helps reduce cholesterol levels and buildup in the central nervous system, lowers elevated blood sugar and is believed to help reduce the incidence of heart attack.

  • Vitamin E is a major antioxidant and the primary defense against lipid peroxidation. It is particularly important in protecting the body's cells from free radical/oxidative damage.

  • Zinc Chelate supplement is 100-percent natural chelated with an advanced amino acid complex for superior absorption. Zinc lozenges boosts cold season defense with zinc, widely recognized as an important nutritional support during the cold season, and Echinacea Pupurea, clinically shown to support the immune system, and Vitamin C, a vitally important vitamin for general health maintenance.





  • NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

    The following nutrients are important for healing once appropriate local treatment has been administered. Unless otherwise specified, the following recommended doses are for adults over the age of 18. For children between the ages of 12 and 17, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old, reduce the dose to 1/2 the recommended amount. For children under 6 years old, use 1/4 the recommended amount.

    NUTRIENTS
    Supplement
    Suggested Dosage
    Comments
    Very Important
    Brewers Yeast
    With Added
    Chromium
    As directed on label. Aids in stabilizing blood sugar levels. Brewers Yeast is an excellent source of protein and several B-vitamins. Take with a chromium supplement.

  • Brewers Yeast Supplement Products
  • Chromium Supplement Products
  • Chromium Picolinate
    300 to 600 mcg daily. Vital in glucose metabolism. Essential for optimal insulin activity. Caution: If you have diabetes, consult with your health care provider before taking any supplement containing chromium.

  • Chromium Supplement Products
  • Kyo-Dophilus
    As directed on label. To replace the friendly bacteria lacking in this disorder. Use the liquid form, if available (liquid acidophilus combined with liquid Kyolic). Comes in chewable or powder form as well as capsule.

  • KyoDophilus Acidophilus Supplement Products
  • Garlic (Kyolic)
    As directed on label. Very good for relieving low blood sugar when an attack occurs.

  • Garlic Herbal Supplement Products
  • Glutathione
    As directed on label. A compound consisting of three amino acids that is associated with the breakdown of glucose into energy.

  • Glutathione Supplement Products
  • Pancreatin
    As directed on label. Take with meals. For proper protein digestion. Use a high potency formula.

  • Pancreatin Enzyme Supplement Products
  • Proteolytic Multi-Enzymes
    As directed on label. Take with meals. People with this disorder often fail to digest protein properly, resulting in "leaky gut syndrome" and allergies. Caution: Do not give this supplement to a child.

  • Multi-Enzymes Supplement Products
  • Quercetin
    As directed on label. Activated Quercetin and Quercetin-C is a combination of Quercetin and Vitamin C. Aids in stopping allergic reactions. Helpful if food allergies are a factor.

  • Quercetin Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-Complex
    50 to 100 mg of each B-Vitamin daily, with meals three times daily. Amounts of individual vitamins in a complex will vary. B-Vitamins work best when taken together. Important in carbohydrate and protein metabolism, and proper digestion and absorption of foods. Helps the body tolerate foods that produce low blood sugar reactions. Also helps counteract the effects of malabsorption disorders, common in people with hypoglycemia.

  • Vitamin B-Complex Supplement Products
  • Plus Extra
    Vitamin B-1
    (Thiamin)
    100 mg daily. B-Vitamins work best when taken together. Aids in the functioning of the nervous system and in proper digestion.

  • Vitamin B-1 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-2
    (Niacin)
    100 mg daily. Do not exceed this amount. B-Vitamins work best when taken together. Aids in the functioning of the nervous system and in proper digestion. Caution: Do not take Niacin if you have a liver disorder, gout, or high blood pressure.

  • Vitamin B-3 Supplement Products
  • And
    Vitamin B-5
    (Pantothenic Acid)
    1,000 mg daily, in divided doses. Important in adrenal gland function and conversation of glucose to energy.

  • Vitamin B-5 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-12
    1,000 to 2,000 mcg daily, on an empty stomach. Crucial for prevention of anemia, common because malabsorption disorders result in deficiency. Important in adrenal gland function and conversion of glucose to energy.

  • Vitamin B-12 Supplement Products
  • Zinc
    50 mg daily. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements. Needed for proper release of insulin. People with hypoglycemia are often Zinc deficient. Use Zinc Gluconate lozenges or OptiZinc for best absorption.

  • Zinc Supplement Products
  • Important
    And
    L-Carnitine
    As directed on label, on an empty stomach. Take with water. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg Vitamin B-6 and 100 mg Vitamin C for better absorption. Converts stored body fat into energy.

  • Carnitine Supplement Products
  • Plus
    L-Cysteine
    As directed on label. Blocks the action of insulin, which lowers blood sugar.

  • Cysteine & NAC Supplement Products
  • Plus
    L-Glutamine
    500 mg twice daily, on an empty stomach. Take with water or juice. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg Vitamin B-6 and 100 mg Vitamin C for better absorption. Reduces the craving for sugars.

  • Glutamine Supplement Products
  • Magnesium
    750 mg daily, in divided doses, after meals and at bedtime. Important in carbohydrate (sugar) metabolism.

  • Magnesium Supplement Products
  • Calcium
    1,500 mg daily, in divided doses, after meals and at bedtime. Works with magnesium.

  • Calcium Supplement Products
  • Manganese
    As directed on label. Take separately from calcium. Important for the maintenance of blood glucose levels. Most people with hypoglycemia have low levels of this trace mineral in their blood.

  • Manganese Supplement Products
  • Vitamin C
    And
    Bioflavonoids
    3,000 to 8,000 mg daily, in divided doses. For adrenal insufficiency, common in people with hypoglycemia.

  • Vitamin C Supplement Products
  • Bioflavonoids Supplement Products
  • Vitamin E
    200 to 400 IU daily. Improves circulation and energy. Prevents complications through its antioxidant properties. Use d-alpha-tocopherol form.

  • Vitamin E Supplement Products
  • Helpful
    Psyllium Husks
    And
    Fiber Complex
    As directed on label. Take with a large glass of water. Take separately from other supplements and medications. Aids in slowing down blood sugar reactions and keeping the colon clean.

  • Psyllium Herbal Supplement Products
  • Fiber Supplement Products
  • Liver Extract
    Or
    Desiccated Liver
    Take as directed on label. For liver extract injections, 1 cc twice weekly for three months, then once weekly for two months or more, as prescribed by health care provider. Liver glandulars supply necessary B-Vitamins and other valuable nutrients.

  • Desiccated Liver Supplement Products
  • Liver Glandular Supplement Products
  • Liquid Liver Extract Supplement Products
  • Multivitamin
    And
    Multimineral Complex
    As directed on label. All nutrients are needed in balance for healing.

  • Multivitamin Supplement Products
  • Multimineral Supplement Products
  • Psyllium Husks
    And
    Fiber Complex
    As directed on label. Take with a large glass of water. Take separately from other supplements and medications. Aids in slowing down blood sugar reactions and keeping the colon clean.

  • Psyllium Herbal Supplement Products
  • Fiber Supplement Products





  • NOTIFY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

    EMERGENCY CARE FOR INSULIN-DEPENDENT HYPOGLYCEMIA

    If you have reached this topic seeking information on emergency care for hypoglycemia, refer to the following:

    Emergency care for low blood sugar for people taking insulin: This information is for people who may help you if you are too weak or confused to treat your own low blood sugar from diabetes. Make a copy for your partner, co-workers, and friends. If your adolescent has diabetes, you need to provide a copy for teachers, coaches, and other school staff.
    • Make sure the person can swallow.
        1. Lift the person's head so that it will be easier for the person to swallow.
        2. Give the person 1/2 teaspoon of water to swallow.

    • If the person can swallow the water without choking or coughing:
        1. Give him or her a liquid (juice or soda pop) from the list of quick-sugar foods.
        2. Check the person's blood sugar level using his or her blood sugar (glucose) meter.
        3. Wait 10 to 15 minutes.
        4. Offer the person more quick-sugar food if he or she is feeling better but still has some symptoms of low blood sugar.
        5. Or give the person a shot of glucagon if he or she is not feeling better. Follow the directions given with the glucagon medication.
        6. Check the blood sugar level again.
        7. Offer the person a snack (such as cheese and crackers or half of a sandwich) if it is more than 30 minutes before a meal.
        8. If the person becomes more sleepy or lethargic, call 9-1-1 or other emergency services.
        9. Stay with the person until his or her blood sugar level is 65 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or higher or emergency help comes.

    • If the person chokes or coughs on the water:
        1. Call 9-1-1 for emergency care immediately.
        2. Do not try to give the person foods or liquids because they could be inhaled.
        3. Give the person a shot of glucagon if one is available. Follow the directions given with the glucagon medication.
        4. Check the person's blood sugar level using his or her blood sugar (glucose) meter.
        5. Stay with the person until emergency help comes.

    • If the person is unconscious but not having a seizure:
        1. Call 9-1-1 for emergency care immediately.
        2. Turn the person on his or her side and make certain the airway is not blocked.
        3. Give the person a shot of glucagon if one is available. Follow the directions given with the glucagon medication.
        4. If glucagon is not available, you can rub or squeeze 1 or 2 tablespoons of cake icing, honey, syrup, or glucose gel under the tongue or in the space between the gum and cheek.
        5. Check the person's blood sugar level using his or her blood sugar (glucose) meter.
        6. If the person becomes more alert, carefully give him or her a quick-sugar food or liquid.
        7. Check the person's blood sugar level again.
        8. Stay with the person until emergency help comes.

    • If the person is unconscious and is having a seizure:
        1. Call 9-1-1 or other emergency services immediately.
        2. Get the person in a safe position, such as lying flat on the floor. Turn the person's head to the side.
        3. Do not try to give him or her anything to eat or drink or put anything in the mouth.
        4. If glucagon is available, give the person a shot of glucagon when the seizure stops.
        5. Stay with the person until emergency help comes.

    EMERGENCY CARE FOR NON-INSULIN DEPENDENT HYPOGLYCEMIA

    Emergency care for low blood sugar for people who are not taking insulin. (Use this information if you do not know whether a person with hypoglycemia takes insulin.)

    This information is for people who may help you if you are too weak or confused to treat your own low blood sugar related to diabetes. Make a copy for your partner, co-workers, and friends.
    • Make sure the person can swallow.
        1. Lift the person's head so that it will be easier for him or her to swallow.
        2. Give the person 1/2 teaspoon of water to swallow.

      If the person can swallow the water without choking or coughing:
        1. Give him or her a liquid (juice or soda pop) from the list of quick-sugar foods.
        2. If a home blood sugar meter is available, check the person's blood sugar level.
        3. Wait 10 to 15 minutes.
        4. Offer more quick-sugar food if the person is feeling better but still has some symptoms of low blood sugar.
        5. If possible, check the blood sugar again.
        6. Offer the person a snack (such as cheese and crackers or half of a sandwich) if it is more than 30 minutes before a meal.
        7. If the person becomes more sleepy or lethargic, call 9-1-1 or other emergency services.
        8. Stay with the person until his or her blood sugar level is 65 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or higher or emergency help comes.

    • If the person chokes or coughs on the water:
        1. Call 9-1-1 for emergency care immediately.
        2. Do not try to give the person foods or liquids because they could be inhaled.
        3. If a home blood sugar meter is available, check the person's blood sugar level.
        4. Stay with the person until emergency help comes.

    • If the person is unconscious but not having a seizure:
        1. Call 9-1-1 for emergency care immediately.
        2. Turn the person on his or her side.
        3. Rub or squeeze 1 to 2 tablespoons of cake icing, honey, syrup, or glucose gel under the tongue or in the space between the gum and cheek.
        4. If a home blood sugar meter is available, check the person's blood sugar level.
        5. If the person becomes more alert, give the person quick-sugar food or liquid.
        6. If possible, check the blood sugar level again.
        7. Stay with the person until emergency help comes.

    • If the person is unconscious and is having a seizure:
        1. Call 9-1-1 or other emergency services immediately.
        2. Get the person in a safe position, such as lying flat on the floor. Turn the head to the side.
        3. Do not try to give the person anything to eat or drink or put anything in the mouth.
        4. Stay with the person until emergency help comes.

    Because oral medications for diabetes may cause prolonged low blood sugar levels, have someone stay with the person for a few hours after the blood sugar level has returned to a safe range.

    If you are looking for general information on diabetes, see Diabetes.

    FURTHER EDUCATION

  • Prescription for Nutritional Healing: The A-To-Z Guide To Supplements -- by Phyllis A. Balch, James F. Balch, 4th Edition

  • Diabetes & Hypoglycemia: Your Natural Guide to Healing with Diet, Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, Exercise, and Other Natural Methods -- by Michael T. Murray, N.D.

  • The Low Blood Sugar Handbook: You Don't Have to Suffer... -- by Edward Krimmel

  • Hypoglycemia: The Classic Healthcare Handbook Completely -- by Jeraldine Saunders, Harvey Ross

  • Hypoglycemia for Dummies -- by Cheryl Chow, James Chow

  • The Low Blood Sugar Cookbook: Sugarless Cooking for Everyone -- by Edward Krimmel, Patricia Krimmel

  • Carlton Fredericks' New Low Blood Sugar and You -- by Carlton Fredericks

  • Hypoglycemia -- by Marilyn Light

  • HELPFUL RELATED INTERNET LINKS

  • The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation
  • Reactive Hypoglycemia Treatment
  • NIDDK: Hypoglycemia
  • Hypoglycemia - Ask the Dietitian
  • Hypoglycemia Forum
  • eMedicine - Hypoglycemia
  • Medicinenet.com: Hypoglycemia
  • Herbs for Diabetes
  • Holistic Online Alternative Hypoglycemia Help
  • Hypoglycemic Symptoms & Alternative Hypoglycemic Treatments

  • HELPFUL RELATED MOONDRAGON LINKS

    MoonDragon's Birthing Guidelines: Glycosuria Management During Pregnancy
    MoonDragon's Women's Health Disorders: Gestational Diabetes (GD)
    MoonDragon's Women's Health Disorders: Gestational Diabetes Intro
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Disorders: Diabetes
    MoonDragon's Nutritional Guidelines Index
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Nutrition Basics Index
    MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Gestational Diabetes Diet
    MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Hypoglycemic Diet
    MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Pregnancy Diet
    MoonDragon's Women's Health Disorders: American Diabetes Association - Clinical Practice Recommendations
    MoonDragon's Women's Health Disorders: NIH Index - Government Publications About Gestational Diabetes





    BLOOD SUGAR SUPPORT SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

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  • Blood Glucose Supplement Products
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  • Gudmar (Gymnema) Herbal Products
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    BLOOD GLUCOSE SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    Blood Sugar management products to balance and manage blood sugar problems.

    CHINESE HERBS DIRECT PRODUCTS

    Chinese Herbs Direct: Sugar Controller Herb Tea, Health King, 20 Tea Bags
    Sugar Controller Herb Tea (Blood Cleansing Herb Tea) is made of morus (mulberry leaf) with a nice natural flavor. Containing pectin, adenine, choline, vitamins B-1 and A, etc., morus is used in Chinese medicine for maintaining normal blood sugar and blood fat level, urine sugar level and facilitating easy bowel movement.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Sugar Balance & Women's Tonic Tea, Triple Leaf Tea, 20 Tea Bags
    The Chinese have used the herbs in this tea for thousands of years to help maintain blood sugar levels that are already within the normal range, and to help promote balance in women's hormonal systems. Chinese herbology considers the balance in these systems to be interrelated. Modern life can lead to disruptive stresses and poor eating and lifestyle habits. Astragalus, licorice, ginseng, rehmannia, anemarrhena and eucommia were used to help nourish and tonify the endocrine system, and to help build the body's vitality, strength and resistance to physical and mental stress. These herbs, along with dong quai, red clover, peony, dandelion, bupleurum and the other herbs in this tea were used to help promote balance in women's systems and to help support the healthy function of the liver. They were used to help support healthy menstruation and a healthy menopause.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Sugar Balancer (Huafen Yuxiao), Balanceuticals, 60 Caps
    Made of Mongolian snakegourd root, common yam, astragalus root, prepared rehmannia root, red ginseng, wolfberry, common anemarrhena rhizoma, asparagus tuber, poria, dogwood fruit, schizandra fruit, pueraria and chicken gizzard lining. Chinese medicine uses this time-honored formula to supplement the Qi and Yin and to maintain healthy blood and urine sugar level and healthy functions of the autonomic nerve.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Gluco-Science Bio-Aligned, Source Naturals, 60 Tabs
    Source Naturals Gluco-Science can be used as part of your diet to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Alpha-lipoic acid, chromium and other ingredients support the mediation of insulin and activity.


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  • AYURVEDIC HERBS DIRECT PRODUCTS

    Ayurvedic Herbs Direct: Sugar Fight, Vadik, 60 Tabs
    This Ayurvedic formula is traditionally used to help promote healthy blood sugar levels in the body.
    Ayurvedic Herbs Direct: Gluco-Science Bio-Aligned, Source Naturals, 60 Tabs
    Source Naturals Gluco-Science can be used as part of your diet to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Alpha-lipoic acid, chromium and other ingredients support the mediation of insulin and activity.
    Ayurvedic Herbs Direct: Sweet Ease, Banyan Botanicals, 500 mg, 90 Tabs
    Sweet Ease was specially formulated for kapha individuals concerned with high blood sugar levels. Recent studies indicate that shardunika, a main ingredient, is effective in improving blood sugar control. It appears to stimulate insulin secretion while lowering cholesterol and triacylglycerols. Another ingredient, neem, is also reported to stimulate insulin secretion and support the immune system. Sweet Ease purifies the blood and promotes proper digestion, correcting both excesses and deficiencies in metabolism. It serves to strengthen the urinary tract and gently scrapes away excess kapha from the body. Along with exercise and a proper diet, Sweet Ease may benefit those suffering from hyperglycemia and its associated complications.
    Ayurvedic Herbs Direct: GlucoCare (Glucosim), Nature's Balanced Sugar Regulator Formula, Himalaya, 90 Caps
    Ayurvedic Herbs Direct: GlucoCare (Glucosim), Nature's Balanced Sugar Regulator Formula, Himalaya, 180 Caps
    GlucoCare (known internationally as (known internationally as Glucosim) is a complex herbal formula supplement offering gentle and safe glycemic control. It helps maintain proper blood sugar balance, a very important component of maintaining good health. It also helps regulate lipid metabolism and maintain healthy serum triglyceride and cholesterol levels. GlucoCare's support of the pancreatic function is one of its many benefits. GlucoCare is loaded with the nutrients your pancreatic cells desperately need to restart their own regenerative ability. Only when your pancreatic cells are healthy can they return to normal function. Through the blending of more than 25 well-known and researched Ayurvedic herbs, GlucoCare is the result of several years of rigorous development. Like all of our Himalaya formulas and single herbs, GlucoCare is completely excipient-free and gluten-free.


  • Ayurvedic Herbs Direct: Blood Sugar Formulas & Products


  • HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Diabetes Natural Treatments, 2nd Edition, Woodland Publishing, 48 Page Booklet (90248)
    HerbsPro: Pre-Diabetes Natural Guide, Woodland Publishing, 47 Page Booklet (90327)
    HerbsPro: Raspberry Glucose Tablets, Sunmark, 50 Tabs (101007)
    HerbsPro: Tropical Fruit Dex-4 Glucose Tablets, 50 Tabs (101588)
    HerbsPro: Orange Dex-4 Glucose Tablets, 50 Tabs (103591)
    HerbsPro: Assorted Fruit Dex-4 Glucose Tablets, 50 Tabs (103800)
    HerbsPro: Watermelon Dex-4 Glucose Tablets, 50 Tabs (103924)
    HerbsPro: Insta-Glucose Gel, 3 Pack (96920)
    HerbsPro: Diabetic's Delight Tea, Uncle Lees Teas, 1.27 oz. (94552)
    HerbsPro: Glucose Shield, Canfo Natural Products, 30 Tabs (93232)
    HerbsPro: Blood Sugar Balance, Concentrate Combination, Eclectic Institute Inc, 45 Caps (1056)
    Each 335 mg capsule contains 100% fresh freeze-dried wildcrafted Oplopanax horridum, Devil's Club root bark, equivalent to 550 mg of fresh root bark; concentrate of wildcrafted Vaccinium membranaceum, Huckleberry leaf, equivalent to 180 mg of dry leaf; fresh plant succus of Momordica charantia, Bitter Melon fruit, equivalent to 1250 mg of fresh fruit; concentrate of organically grown Phaseolus vulgaris, Bean pod, equivalent to 375 mg of dry pod; wildcrafted Opuntia spp., Prickly Pear leaf pad, equivalent to 650 mg. of fresh leaf pad.
    HerbsPro: Cinnamon Glucose Balance, Planetary Herbals, 45 Tabs (77325)
    HerbsPro: Sugar Balance, Natural Care, 60 Caps
    Dietary supplement and guide to balancing blood sugar. Supports maintenance of normal blood sugar levels. Ingredients include Vitamin C (50 mg), Chromium (100 mcg), Magnesium (20 mg), Manganese (2.5 mg), and Zinc (3 mg) with a proprietary herbal blend (280 mg) of Gymnema sylvestre leaf extract, Bitter Melon fuit extract (Momordica charanta), Dandelion root, Onion bulb, Aloe vera gel concentrate, Alpha lipoic acid and Vanadium.
    HerbsPro: Sugar Balance Support, Dr. Venessa's Formula, 60 Tabs
    A dietary supplement, safe therapeutic formula that supports healthy blood sugar levels.
    HerbsPro: Sugar Solve 24/7, American Biosciences (Immpower), 60 Softgels
    Dietary supplement for blood sugar support.
    HerbsPro: Advanced Diabetic Formula Multi-Vitamin, Multi-Betic, 60 Tabs (97370)
    HerbsPro: Blood Sugar Balance, Ridgecrest Herbals, 60 Caps (29049)
    Chinese Formula for Blood Sugar. Blood Sugar Balance is a unique Chinese herbal formula designed to aid blood sugar balance in the body.
    HerbsPro: 4Blood Sugar Herbal Dietary Supplement, Genesis Today, 60 Caps (100342)
    4Blood Sugar is a clinically developed supplement made with Rainforest herbs, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and pancreas tissue to support healthy blood sugar levels.
    HerbsPro: Blood Sugar EZ, AyurBest Komal Herbals, 60 VCaps (112291)
    Blood Sugar EZ helps regulate normal body metabolism. Supports healthy processing of carbohydrates. Provides nutritional support for healthy blood glucose levels. Helps maintain healthy digestion and assimilation of vital nutrients. Supports normal organ functions strained by unhealthy blood glucose levels.
    HerbsPro: Sweet Defense For Blood Sugar, Enzymatic Therapy, 60 Caps (12977)
    If you have significant cravings that have affected your weight, it is possible that using Sweet Defense, along with healthy diet and regular exercise,- may help you manage your weight. Sweet Defense provides nutrients you need for blood glucose, carbohydrate, and energy metabolism. Using a supplement with chromium has been shown to maintain fasting glucose and triglyceride levels already within the normal range. Chromium is an important mineral not always found in the diet.
    HerbsPro: Blood Sugar Manager, Enzymatic Therapy, 60 Tabs (81260)
    Blood Sugar Manager includes traditional botanical ingredients, standardized for key components combined with a unique blend of nutrients that help stabilize healthy blood sugar metabolism. Myricetin, a fast-acting botanical, helps increase the rate of after-meal blood sugar metabolism. Chromium picolinate, at a clinically effective level, can help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
    HerbsPro: Blood Sugar Wellness, Bio Nutrition Inc, 60 VCaps (93280)
    Blood Sugar Wellness is a comprehensive blend of Super Fruit Anti-oxidants, Wild Crafted Herbs and Minerals designed to assist in the maintenance of healthy blood sugar levels, promote insulin utilization, support pancreas function and contribute to over all health. Suitable for diabetics annd hypoglycemics.
    HerbsPro: Natural Glucose Asorption Control, Life Extension, 60 VCaps (94402)
    HerbsPro: Glucose Modulators, Solgar, 60 Tabs (36466)
    HerbsPro: Omega Blood Sugar Formula, Nordic Naturals, 1000 mg, 60 Softgels (92089)
    Maintains insulin function and glucose homeostasis in healthy individuals. Supports fat metabolism. Omega Blood Sugar combines three nutrients that play important roles in maintaining insulin action and glucose balance in one targeted formula. Purified fish oil, which provides an exceptionally high concentration of the omega-3 essential fatty acids EPA and DHA, works in synergy with chromium and alpha-lipoic acid to support healthy blood sugar levels.
    HerbsPro: Blood Sugar EZ, Komal AyurBest Herbals, 400 mg, 60 VCaps
    Herbal supplement supports balanced blood glucose metabolism. Each 400 mg tablet contains a blend of Ashwagandha, Amalaki, Gokshur, Bael, Turmeric, Gudmar, Kadeshirayit, and Saptarangi. Take 1 to 2 Tablets, 15 minutes before meals daily, or as recommended by your health care professional. Those taking prescription drugs should seek the advise of their physician before use. Not recommended for children, pregnant or lactating women or individuals with low blood glucose levels. Avoid sugar, high carbohydrate, high fat and high calorie diet. Excercise regularly. Meditate to reduce stress.
    HerbsPro: Blood Sugar Formula With Gymnema, Natures Way, 90 Caps (17745)
    Blood Sugar formula may be used for balancing blood sugar levels in diabetics and hypoglycemia patients. This formula represents the powerful synergy of current scientific research and traditional herbal medicine.
    HerbsPro: Glucose Metabolism Support, Now Foods, 90 Caps (68261)
    HerbsPro: Cinnamon Glucose Balance, Planetary Herbals, 90 Tabs (77326)
    HerbsPro: Blood Sugar Balance, Kyolic, 100 Caps (94638)
    Blood Sugar Balance is a synergistic combination of Aged Garlic Extract, made from organic garlic, Salacia, Bitter Melon, Chromium Picolinate, and Niacin. This unique combination of ingredients naturally supports healthy blood sugar balance and weight control, as well as cardiovascular and immune health, for overall well-being.
    HerbsPro: Blood Sugar EZ, AyurBest Komal Herbals, 100 Tabs (71589)
    Blood Sugar EZ helps regulate normal body metabolism. Supports healthy processing of carbohydrates. Provides nutritional support for healthy blood glucose levels. Helps maintain healthy digestion and assimilation of vital nutrients. Supports normal organ functions strained by unhealthy blood glucose levels.
    HerbsPro: Blood Sugar Balance, Ridgecrest Herbals, 120 Caps (93485)
    Chinese Formula for Blood Sugar. Blood Sugar Balance is a unique Chinese herbal formula designed to aid blood sugar balance in the body.
    HerbsPro: Sweet Defense For Blood Sugar, Enzymatic Therapy, 120 Caps (12976)
    If you have significant cravings that have affected your weight, it is possible that using Sweet Defense, along with healthy diet and regular exercise,- may help you manage your weight. Sweet Defense provides nutrients you need for blood glucose, carbohydrate, and energy metabolism. Using a supplement with chromium has been shown to maintain fasting glucose and triglyceride levels already within the normal range. Chromium is an important mineral not always found in the diet.
    HerbsPro: Glucose Optimizer, Jarrow Formulas, 120 Tabs (12869)
    HerbsPro: WellBetX Glucose Balance Herbal Formula, Natural Factors, 120 Tabs (84403)
    HerbsPro: Sugar Balance Support, Dr. Venessa's Formula, 120 Tabs
    A dietary supplement safe therapeutic formula that supports healthy blood sugar levels.
    HerbsPro: Cinnamon Glucose Balance, Planetary Herbals, 180 Tabs (77327)
    HerbsPro: Blood Sugar Control FDP Powder, Eclectic Institute Inc, 120 Grams (90776)
    Blood Sugar Control FDP powder by Eclectic Institute for the control of sugar levels in Blood in the Human Body.
    HerbsPro: Truetest Blood Glucose Test Strips, Sunmark, 50 Strips (104016)
    HerbsPro: Truetest Blood Glucose Test Strips, Sunmark, 100 Strips (104015)
    HerbsPro: Trueresult Blood Glucose Monitoring System, Sunmark, 1 Each (104018)
    HerbsPro: Blood Test Strips, Truetrack, 100 Strips (102178)
    HerbsPro: Smart System Blood Glucose Monitor, Truetrack, 1 Each (102177)
    HerbsPro: Blood Glucose Test Strips, Bayer Ascensia Breeze2, 50 Strips (98791)
    HerbsPro: Blood Glucose Test Strips, Bayer Breeze2, 100 Strips (98806)
    HerbsPro: Blood Glucose Monitoring System, Bayer Breeze2, 1 Each (98791)
    HerbsPro: Blood Glucose Monitoring System, Pink Glow, One Touch, 1 Each (102071)
    HerbsPro: Blood Glucose Monitor, Truetrack Smart System, 1 Each (102177)
    HerbsPro: Blood Glucose Monitoring System, Freestyle Freedom Lite, 1 Each (98178)
    HerbsPro: Accu-Chek Aviva Glucose Control Solution Kit, 1 Each (98005)
    HerbsPro: Accu-Chek Comfort Curve Glucose Control Solution, 1 Each (96879)
    HerbsPro: Medisense Glucose Control Solutions, 1 Each (101345)
    HerbsPro: Ezu-Dose 7-Day Diabetic Pill Reminder, 1 Each (101698)
    HerbsPro: Diabetic Daily Journal Log Book, Flents, 1 Each (104058)
    HerbsPro: Diabetic Carry All, Flents, 1 Each (104075)


    LIFE EXTENSION PRODUCTS

    LEF: Tri Sugar Shield, 60 VCaps
    An all-natural, multi-pronged approach has been designed to support the natural balance of key glucose pathways. Tri Sugar Shield provides three plant-derived nutrients that through their rich array of complementary mechanisms afford an unrivaled level of optimal, broad-spectrum support for healthy glucose metabolism in aging individuals within normal range. Formula contains Sorgham Bran extract for helping to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Mulberry Leaf extract used in Chinese traditional medicine to support glucose transport , regulate conversion of starch into glucose and promotes insulin sensitivity. Phloridzin, a natural polyphenol found in various fruit trees. Phloridzin helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels. By targeting al of the diverse glucose pathways, Life Extension Tri Sugar Shield delivers the widest possible support to help naturally stabilize already healthy glucose levels.
    LEF: Glucose Serum Blood Test, 1 Test
    High blood glucose levels are associated with diabetes, neuropathy, eye problems, heart disease and stroke. Life Extension believes that an optimal range for fasting blood glucose is 70 to 85 mg/dL. An 8 to 12 hour fast is required for this blood test. However, drink plenty of water and take your medications as prescribed.
    LEF: Fasting Glucose and Insulin Blood Test, 1 Test
    This panel contains the following tests: Fasting Glucose & Fasting Insulin. Glucose is the primary blood sugar used by cells to make energy. Because glucose is so important to your cells, the body regulates it in many different ways. The one most commonly understood involves insulin, a hormone secreted by the pancreas that delivers glucose to cells throughout the body. When you eat a meal, the pancreas responds by releasing insulin to transport the glucose into the cells. As long as receptors on the cell walls remain sensitive to insulin, the channeling of glucose out of the bloodstream occurs relatively quickly and without excessive insulin production. Sometimes, however, the cells become resistant to insulin's effects. When this happens, the pancreas pumps out ever-greater amounts of insulin in an attempt to force the glucose into the cells. This effort is only partially effective in most instances, and may result in higher blood glucose levels. High blood glucose levels are associated with diabetes, neuropathy, eye problems, heart disease and stroke. Life Extension believes that an optimal range for fasting blood glucose is 70 to 85 mg/dL, and insulin should be less than 5 µIU/mL. An 8 to 12 hour fast is required for this blood test. However, drink plenty of water and take your medications as prescribed.
    LEF: Glycomark Blood Test, 1 Test
    Are you a diabetic who routinely tests for hemoglobin A1C? Have you ever wondered if your HbA1C result of 7.0 was good or bad? The Glycomark® test can help. Assessing blood sugar spikes after eating can be challenging. The Glycomark® blood test measures a glucose-like sugar called 1,5-Anhydroglucitol (1,5-AG), and is a simple blood test used to measure post-meal glucose control. This blood test reflects your average maximum blood glucose and helps you know how many blood sugar spikes you have had over the last 10 to 14 days. Values above 14 are considered ideal. A value of 10 is considered "good". Anything lower is a sign of frequent blood sugar spikes. If your GlycoMark is 14, it means you achieved an HbA1C of 7.0 without lots of highs and lows. If your GlycoMark is 2, then you had lots of spikes and crashes to get that average. The ideal combination is a good HbA1c with a high GlycoMark. Fasting is not required for this test. Take all medications as prescribed.
    LEF: Hemoglobin A1C HbA1C Blood Test, 1 Test
    Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) evaluates long-term blood sugar control and is one of the leading theories of aging. Serum glucose reacts with important proteins in the body rendering them nonfunctional in a process called glycation. Hemoglobin A1C is a reflection of this detrimental reaction. Doctors often follow this blood test in diabetics to monitor disease progression and the effects of treatment. Life Extension® believes an ideal HbA1C level to be <5.0. Fasting is not required for this test. Take all medications as prescribed.
    LEF: Glucose Two hour Postprandial Blood Test, 1 Test
    A blood glucose test measures the amount of a type of sugar, called glucose, in your blood. Glucose comes from eating carbohydrates in food and is the main source of energy used by the body. Normally, your blood glucose levels increase slightly after you eat. This increase causes your pancreas to release insulin so that your blood glucose levels do not get too high. Blood glucose levels that remain high over time can damage your eyes, kidneys, nerves, and blood vessels. This test measures blood glucose exactly 2 hours after eating.
    LEF: Glucose Tolerance Test 4 specimens Blood Test
    A blood glucose test measures the amount of a type of sugar, called glucose, in your blood. Glucose comes from eating carbohydrates in food and is the main source of energy used by the body. Normally, your blood glucose levels increase slightly after you eat. This increase causes your pancreas to release insulin so that your blood glucose levels do not get too high. Blood glucose levels that remain high over time can damage your eyes, kidneys, nerves, and blood vessels. This test is usually used to help diagnose diabetes and/or pre-diabetes.
    LEF: Progesterone Blood Test, 1 Test
    Two recent studies of progesterone supplementation validate what the Life Extension Foundation® has contended for many years: restoring the body’s supply of natural progesterone confers multiple health benefits, including balancing blood sugar levels, promoting normal sleep, reducing anxiety, and stimulating new bone growth. Fasting is not required. Take all medications as prescribed. Progesterone supplements should be taken approximately 2 hours before the blood draw. Oral contraceptives will invalidate hormone results.


    KALYZ PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Support Blood Sugar, Tonify Adrenals Chinese Fluid Extract, Golden Lotus Botanicals, 2 oz.: GL
    A potent blend of Chinese, Ayurvedic and western botanicals plus ionic trace minerals. This product is a concentrated fluid extract. Dietary supplement used to help support blood sugar, tonify adrenals.
    Kalyx: Support Blood Sugar, Tonify Adrenals Chinese Fluid Extract 4 oz.: GL
    A potent blend of Chinese, Ayurvedic and western botanicals plus ionic trace minerals. This product is a concentrated fluid extract. Dietary supplement used to help support blood sugar, tonify adrenals.
    Kalyx: Support Blood Sugar, Tonify Adrenals Chinese Fluid Extract, 16 oz.: GL
    A potent blend of Chinese, Ayurvedic and western botanicals plus ionic trace minerals. This product is a concentrated fluid extract. Dietary supplement used to help support blood sugar, tonify adrenals.
    Support Blood Sugar, Tonify Adrenals Chinese Fluid Extract 32 oz.: GL
    A potent blend of Chinese, Ayurvedic and western botanicals plus ionic trace minerals. This product is a concentrated fluid extract. Dietary supplement used to help support blood sugar, tonify adrenals.
    Kalyx: Support Blood Sugar, Tonify Adrenals, Chinese Fluid Extract, Golden Lotus, Gallon: GL
    A potent blend of Chinese, Ayurvedi and western botanicals plus ionic trace minerals. This product is a concentrated fluid extract.
    Kalyx: Tang Kwe Gin (Sugar), NuHerbs, 6.76 oz: TC
    Supplements Spleen Qi and Nourishes Blood.
    Kalyx: Oregulin Blood Sugar Support, North American Herb and Spice, 90 Caps: HF
    North American Herb and Spice Oregulin Blood Sugar Support Description: Cinnamon and Fenugreek-plus.
    Kalyx: Blood Sugar Balance, Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract. 100 Caps: HF
    Healthy Blood Sugar Balance Aged Garlic Extract Salacia Bitter Melon Chromium Picolinate Niacin Kyolic Blood Sugar Balance is a synergistic combination of Aged Garlic Extract, made from organic garlic, Salacia, Bitter Melon, Chromium Picolinate, and Niacin. This unique combination of ingredients naturally supports healthy blood sugar balance and weight control, as well as cardiovascular and immune health, for overall well-being.
    Kalyx: Sugar Controller Blood Cleansing Herb Tea, Health King, 20 Tea Bags: HF
    Balance blood fat, blood sugar and urine sugar. This herb tea is made of mulberry leaf and other precious herbs with a nice natural flavor. They contains pectin, adenine, choline, rutin, vitamins B1 and A, etc... Mulberry leaf is used in Chinese medicine for maintaining normal blood sugar and blood fat level, urine sugar level and facilitating easy bowel movement.


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    If you have a big belly, high body mass index, high blood pressure, you may be one of the millions of North Americans with Metabolic Syndrome. Predicted by medical experts as the likely number one risk factor for heart disease-Metabolic Syndrome, or MSX, describes a constellation of conditions, including those mentioned above, of which the body' resistance to insulin is a primary feature. A byproduct of obesity, 25 percent of the adult U.S. population is now estimated to have MSX. The Metabolic Syndrome Program offers readers a sensible lifestyle-based approach to treating MSX. One of the first books to name and address this condition, The Metabolic Syndrome Program outlines a realistic plan of treatment-without magic pills or quick-fixes to a growing and little-known threat to public health. The Metabolic Syndrome Program includes: Facts about MSX, the risk factors associated with it and its impact on your overall health. The role of nutrition in combating MSX. The truth about fats, carbs and proteins and the balance needed to maintain optimal health. All the latest research on insulin resistance, Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension and Cardiovascular disease-the worst outcomes of metabolic syndrome. Detailed information on natural supplements that can be used to combat the risk factors of MSX. Recipes and meal plans that will help you make the immediate lifestyle changes required if you are one of the millions at risk for MSX. "Karlene Karst has done an excellent job outlining the seriousness of obesity and insulin resistance, and their ensuing complications,while providing a nutrition and lifestyle action plan to help you get back to the basics of good health." --Sam Graci, author of the Path to Phenomenal Health and The Food Connection. "The Metabolic Syndrome Program provides an effective comprehensive solution by detailing a clear, rational approach to a complex topic." --Michael T. Murray, N.D., co-author of the Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine.

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    Diabetic foot care products for cleansing and moisturizing dry, calloused, sensitive skin. Foot wear and care.

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    HerbsPro: Neoteric Diabetic Advanced Healing Cream, Neoteric Cosmetics Inc, 4 oz. (98510)
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    HerbsPro: Diabetic Formula Crack Creme, Zims, 4 oz. (99569)
    HerbsPro: Sensifoot Mens & Womens Crew Style Diabetic White Socks, Small, Jobst, 1 Pair (102181)
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  • DIABETIC NUTRITION RX PRODUCTS

    Excellent as a vitamin supplement with a combination of chromium picolinate, vanadyl sulfate, and other vitamins and minerals that work synergistically to regulate blood sugar levels and correct deficiencies. Diabetic Nutrition Rx is a supplement specifically designed for the special needs of diabetics. This product includes vanadyl sulfate which is a new form of vanadium, a substance which has shown to benefit diabetics greatly. Vanadyl sulfate acts as a insulin catalyst, enabling diabetics and borderline diabetics to efficiently use the insulin in their system. This is accomplished by the synergistic action of vanadyl sulfate which allows insulin absorption at the receptor site. The restriction or obstruction of insulin at the receptor sites, or insulin resistance, is the greatest problem diabetics face. Supplementation of vanadyl sulfate and chromium in synergistic ratios may help ease insulin resistance and lead to improved glucose metabolism. Diabetic Nutrition Rx contains chromium picolinate which has been shown to lower blood pressure and regulate blood sugar levels. Numerous studies have shown a strong correlation between a deficiency of chromium and adult onset of diabetes. Chromium may also increase the number of insulin receptor sites and help activate insulin receptors, making the receptor site more sensitive to insulin. Five crucial digestive enzymes which help diabetics digest proteins and carbohydrates have also been included in Diabetic Nutrition Rx. Because the diabetic pancreas slows or stops production of these important enzymes, it is important to supplement these enzymes for complete digestion and metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Diabetic Nutrition Rx also contains essential minerals and vitamins including calcium, copper, magnesium, potassium, vitamins A, B-1, B-3, B-6, selenium and zinc. All of these ingredients have been shown to be deficient in the diabetic patient. Careful attention has also been paid to the quality and dosage ratio values to insure optimum bioavailibility and assimilation of these nutrients. Diabetic Nutrition Rx is a new aggressive approach to meet the special nutritional needs of diabetics. Caution: If you have diabetes, consult with your health care provider before taking any supplement containing chromium. Take 5 capsules each day after meals. 1 capsules after breakfast, 2 capsules after lunch and 2 capsules after dinner.

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    SUGAR BALANCER TCM PRODUCTS

    Chinese medicine uses this time-honored formula to supplement the Qi and Yin and to maintain healthy blood and urine sugar level and healthy functions of the autonomic nerve.

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