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DIABETES

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  • Diabetes Description
  • Diabetic Diet & Nutrition Information
  • Diabetic Management Supplement Products




  • DIABETES DESCRIPTION

    Diabetes is a disease in which the body either does not produce or cannot properly use the pancreatic hormone insulin. Insulin controls the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood and the rate at which glucose is absorbed into the cells. The cells need glucose to produce energy. Furthermore, glucose must be maintained at a certain minimum for the brain to function normally. After eating a meal that contains carbohydrate or protein, the blood sugar normally rises to between 120 and 130 milligrams per decaliter (mg/dL), but generally not above 140 mg/dL. This increase triggers a release of insulin from cells in the pancreas called beta-cells. The insulin "opens the doors" of cells throughout the body, allowing glucose to enter them. As glucose enters the cells, the blood sugar level falls back toward normal and the release of insulin tapers off until the next time protein or carbohydrates are eaten. Every day, every hour, blood sugar levels vary, even in people who do not have diabetes. If blood sugar falls too low hypoglycemia, a person's ability to reason can become impaired. If blood sugar is too high (hyperglycemia) the person has diabetes.

    In people with diabetes, glucose builds up in the bloodstream instead of being taken into and used by the cells, leading to hyperglycemia. If it is not properly controlled, diabetes can lead to heart disease, kidney disease, edema, nerve damage, and infections of the mouth, gums, lungs, skin, feet, bladder, and genital areas. Skin sores may develop and fail to heal properly.

    According to figures published by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 18.2 million people in America, or 6.3-percent of the population, have diabetes. This disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the primary cause of blindness in people between the ages of 20 and 74. The death rate for African-Americans with diabetes is 27-percent higher than the death rate for Caucasians who have the disease. Unfortunately, 2/3 of the people diagnosed with diabetes do not associate the disease with an increased risk of cardiovascular problems, such as heart disease and stroke. To someone with diabetes, controlling the blood sugar must be done in conjunction with controlling cholesterol and blood pressure.

    There are two basic types of diabetes: diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus.

    DIABETES INSIPIDUS

    This is a rare metabolic disorder caused either by a deficiency of the pituitary hormone vasopressin or by the inability of the kidneys to respond properly to this hormone. Failure to produce adequate amounts of vasopressin is usually the result of damage to the pituitary gland. Diabetes insipidus is characterized by extreme thirst and by the production of enormous amounts of urine, regardless of how much liquid is consumed.

    DIABETES MELLITUS

    This results from a defect in the production of insulin by the pancreas. Without insulin, the body cannot utilize glucose (blood sugar), its principal energy source. As a result, the level of glucose circulating in the blood is high and the level of glucose absorbed by the body tissues is low. Perhaps more than most diseases, diabetes mellitus is associated with diet. It is a chronic disorder of carbohydrate metabolism that over time increases the risk of kidney disease, atherosclerosis, blindness, and neuropathy (loss of nerve function). It also creates a predisposition to infections such as candidiasis and can complicate pregnancy. Although genetics may make a person susceptible to diabetes, a diet high in refined, processed foods and low in fiber and complex carbohydrates is believed to be behind most cases of the disease. Those who are overweight face the greatest risk of developing diabetes.

    Some individuals have impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), indicating an asymptomatic subclinical, or latent, form of diabetes. IGT describes those whose plasma glucose levels and responses to glucose are intermediate, somewhere between those of a diabetic and a healthy person.

    This page will primarily discuss diabetes mellitus.





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    DIABETIC DIET & NUTRITION

    DIETARY MANAGEMENT

  • Dietary changes are an important aspect of the treatment and specific diet instructions will be provided. Following the prescribed diet will decrease the risks to mother and unborn child. A low fat, high fiber diet including raw vegetables and fresh vegetable juice is recommended. Avoid saturated fats and simple sugars. Avoid or restrict alcohol use.

  • A special diet will be prescribed (consult a dietitian or nutritionist). Follow the diet carefully. This is one of the most important aspects of your self-care and can affect the outcome of your pregnancy.

  • MoonDragon's Nutritional Information - Gestational Diabetes: Nutrition & Diet
    MoonDragon's Nutritional Information: Hypoglycemic Diet
    MoonDragon's Nutritional Information: Weight Loss Diet

  • These diet changes will involve increased fiber intake, fat restriction, elimination of concentrated sweets, and possibly the monitoring of caloric intake to prevent excessive weight gain.

  • Consultation with a dietician is often recommended for educational purposes, to answer your dietary questions and to provide follow-up encouragement.


  • REDUCING PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH GESTATIONAL DIABETES

    In addition to your midwife, there are other health professionals who specialize in the management of diabetes during pregnancy including internists or diabetologists, registered dietitians, qualified nutritionists, and diabetes educators. Your midwife may recommend that you see one or more of these specialists during your pregnancy. In addition, a neonatologist (a health care provider specializes in the care of newborn infants) may also be called in to manage any complications the baby might develop after delivery.

    One of the essential components in the care of a woman with gestational diabetes is a diet specifically tailored to provide adequate nutrition to meet the needs of the mother and the growing fetus. At the same time the diet has to be planned in such a way as to keep blood glucose levels in the normal range (60 to 120 mg/dl). The meal plan will control blood sugar as well as provide optimal nutrition for pregnancy.

    The meal plan controls blood sugar by controlling how much carbohydrate food is eaten. Carbohydrates, both sugars and starches, are converted into blood sugar in our bodies. Eating less carbohydrate prevents high blood sugar. Some carbohydrates are digested more slowly and therefore raise blood sugar less than others. In general, your GDM nutritional plan will follow these principles:

  • A very small breakfast with little carbohydrate, such as 8 oz milk with one slice of toast and an egg or peanut butter for protein.
  • 3 small meals and 2 to 3 small snacks (smaller meals cause lower blood sugars).
  • Avoidance of concentrated sweets and sugars, including fruit juice.
  • Plenty of non-starchy vegetables.
  • Low-fat protein foods such as chicken, tuna, or lean meat.
  • Lower-fat food choices in general, to keep weight gain at a healthy level.
  • Low-fat or non-fat milk, yogurt or cheese for adequate calcium.

  • Your midwife or health care provider will determine the correct amounts of the different foods and design a menu based on your schedule, the foods you like, your blood sugar levels, and your nutritional needs in pregnancy. The breakfast is generally very small because the pregnancy hormones, which raise blood sugar, are at highest levels in the morning.


  • Dietary changes are an important aspect of the treatment and specific diet instructions will be provided. Following the prescribed diet will decrease the risks to mother and unborn child. A low fat, high fiber diet including raw vegetables and fresh vegetable juice is recommended. Avoid saturated fats and simple sugars. Avoid or restrict alcohol use.

  • MoonDragon's Nutritional Information - Gestational Diabetes: Nutrition & Diet

  • These diet changes will involve increased fiber intake, fat restriction, elimination of concentrated sweets, and possibly the monitoring of caloric intake to prevent excessive weight gain.

  • Consultation with a dietician is often recommended for educational purposes, to answer your dietary questions and to provide follow-up encouragement.


  • BENEFICIAL DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS & PRODUCTS

    The nutrients below may be taken in combination with one another unless otherwise noted or as recommended by your midwife or health care provider. Those suffering from gestational diabetes should consult a midwife, health care provider or dietary consultant before using any supplement or herb.

    Note: Not all of these recommended supplements and herbs are recommended during pregnancy and lactation. These are general suggestions for people with diabetes health issues. Always consult with your midwife or health care provider before taking any medication, dietary supplement, or herbal therapy while you are pregnant and breastfeeding your baby.

    HERBAL RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Beanpod tea, made up of kidney, white, navy, lima, and northern beans, detoxifies 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.

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

  • Cedar Berries are excellent nourishment for the pancreas.

  • Dandelion root protects the liver, which converts nutrients into glucose and improves liver function and the metabolism of fats. Note: If you suffer from gallbladder problems, avoid large quantities of dandelion.

  • Fenugreek Seeds have been shown to reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Huckleberry helps to promote insulin production. Huckleberry leaf is used by naturopathic practitioners to treat sugar diabetes and ailments of the kidneys and gallbladder.

  • 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.

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

  • 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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  • DIETARY & NUTRITION RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Opinions may differ as to the optimal ratio of dietary carbohydrates, proteins and fats for prevention and treatment of diabetes. However, it is safe to say that carbohydrates trigger the release of insulin. As more carbohydrates are consumed, more insulin is produced. The current epidemic of obesity and diabetes in the United States indicates that we are asking our bodies to burn the wrong fuel - refined carbohydrates in this case. It has been suggested by Dr. Gerald Reaven of Stanford University that a diet consisting of 45-percent complex carbohydrates, 40-percent "good" (polyunsaturated) fats, and 15-percent protein will benefit individuals with insulin resistance, the precursor to diabetes. It is estimated that as many as 70 to 80 million Americans may be affected by insulin resistance syndrome. Medications such as metformin (Glucophage) and rosiglitazone (Avandia) are prescribed to combat insulin resistance.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Avoid saturated fats, trans-fats, hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, and simple sugars (except when necessary to balance an insulin reaction). While total fat intake does not seem to change the risk of getting diabetes, the trans-saturated fats and hydrogenated oils found in most fast foods can greatly increase the risk. Beneficial fats and oils include extra virgin Olive Oil, Salmon Fish Oil, Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, nuts and seed oils such as Sesame Seed Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Sunflower Oil, and Pumpkin Seed Oil.

  • Eat more complex carbohydrates or reduce your insulin dosage before exercise. Exercise produces as an insulin-like effect in the body. Talk to your health care provider about the right approach for you.

  • Type 2 diabetes can be controlled by diet and exercise alone, but oral medications or injections of insulin can be added if regulating the diet does not work. Obesity is a major factor in type 2 diabetes, and a weight reduction program is often all that is required to control it.

  • It was once thought that people with diabetes should avoid sweetened foods. For weight control, this is still the case. However, research has shown that sugar - a simple carbohydrate - does not cause the greatest increase in blood glucose. Eating baked potatoes or some breakfast cereals causes a greater rise in blood sugar. Indeed carrots raise blood sugar more than ice cream does. It is on this principle that many high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets are based. It is essential, therefore, that people with diabetes measure their intake of both simple and complex carbohydrates - not simply those coming from sugar.

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  • Do not take fish oil capsules or supplements containing large amounts of para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), and avoid salt and white flour products. Consumption of these products results in an elevation of blood sugar.

  • Eat more carbohydrates or reduce your insulin dosage before exercise. Exercise produces an insulin-like effect in the body. Discuss with your health care provider about the right approach for you.

  • 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.

  • Do not take supplements containing amino acid cysteine. It has the ability to break down the bonds of the hormone insulin and interferes with absorption of insulin by the cells.

  • Do not take extremely large doses of Vitamins B-1 (thiamine) and Vitamin C. Excessive amounts may inactivate insulin. These vitamins may, however, be taken in normal amounts. See Nutrient Table for recommendations.

  • If symptoms of hyperglycemia develop, go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital or medical center. This is a potentially dangerous situation. Intravenous administration of proper fluids, electrolytes, and insulin may be required.

  • Avoid taking large amounts of Vitamin B-3 (Niacin). However, small amounts (50 to 100 milligrams daily), taken by mouth, may be beneficial. In one study, large amounts of niacin raised blood sugar levels in people with non-insulin-dependent diabetes by as much as 16 percent. Over time, this could cause dependence on insulin or medication. Niacin can also cause the level of uric acid in the blood to rise, indicating probable kidney dysfunction and an increased risk of gout. However, niacinamide, a form of niacin, shows down the destruction and enhances the regeneration of the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas, and therefore may be helpful for those with type I diabetes.

  • Chromium deficiency may be a key player in the type 2 diabetes problem. In addition, Chromium may help improve body composition - that is, the ratio of fat to muscle. Chromium is not generally available in plant foods as plants have no requirement for it and thus do not concentrate it. Brewers Yeast, beer, whole grains, cheese, broccoli, and meat are good dietary sources, but not all are good choices for people with diabetes. Inorganic forms of chromium are poorly absorbed. Chromium Picolinate is an effective organic form that is readily available as a supplement. See Nutrient Table for dosage and details.

  • Many nutrients recommended for people with diabetes are available in combination supplements. See Diabetic Supplements for a list of products. For more products and information see Blood Sugar Supplements

  • If you have a child with diabetes, be sure his or her teacher knows how to respond to the warning signs of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.

  • If symptoms of hypoglycemia develop, immediately consume fruit juice, soda pop, or anything else that contains sugar. If that fails to help within 20 minutes, repeat this regimen. If the second treatment fails, or if you cannot ingest food, seek immediate medical attention and/or administer a glucagon injection. Anyone who has insulin-dependent diabetes should always carry a glucagon kit and know how to use it.

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  • Avoid tobacco in any form. It constricts the blood vessels and inhibits circulation. Keep your feet clean, dry, and warm, and wear only white cotton socks and well-fitting shoes. Lack of oxygen (because of poor circulation) and peripheral nerve damage (with loss of pain sensation) are major factors in the development of diabetic foot ulcers. Try to avoid injury, and take measures to improve the circulation in the feet and legs. See Circulatory Problems.


  • Alcohol now and then may help. A growing body of evidence links moderate alcohol consumption with reduced risks of heart disease. The same may be true for type 2 diabetes. Moderate amounts of alcohol - a drink a day for men, a drink every other day for women - increases the efficiency of insulin at getting glucose inside cells. And some studies indicate that moderate alcohol consumption decreases the risk of type 2 diabetes. If you already drink alcohol, the key is to keep your consumption in the moderate range. If you do not drink alcohol, there is no need to start - you can get the same benefits by losing weight, exercising more, and changing your eating patterns.



  • 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.



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  • NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

    Unless otherwise specified, the dosages recommended are for adults. For a child between the ages of 12 and 17, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For a child between 6 and 12, use 1/2 the recommended dose, and for a child under the age of 6, use 1/4 the recommended amount. If you are pregnant, consult with your health care provider before taking any herbal or dietary supplement. Some supplements and products recommended here may not be appropriate for use during pregnancy.

    NUTRIENTS
    Supplement
    Suggested Dosage
    Comments
    Very Important
    Alpha-Lipoic Acid
    As directed on label. For treatment of peripheral nerve damage in diabetic patients. Helps control blood sugar levels.

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  • Chromium Picolinate
    400 to 600 mcg daily. Improves insulin's efficiency, which lowers blood sugar levels. Caution: If you have diabetes, consult with your health care provider before taking any supplement containing chromium.

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  • Or
    Diabetic Nutrition Rx
    As directed on label. Mix the desired amount into your favorite foods to taste. Dissolves easily and brings added nutritional value to all foods. Sprinkle over salads, cottage cheese, and yogurt. Excellent as a vitamin supplement. Add a tablespoon in your favorite morning juice. A combination of chromium picolinate, vanadyl sulfate, and other vitamins and minerals that work synergistically to regulate blood sugar levels and correct deficiencies. Caution: If you have diabetes, consult with your health care provider before taking any supplement containing chromium.

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  • Brewer's Yeast
    (With Added Chromium)
    As directed on label. An excellent source of protein and several B-vitamins. Take with chromium supplement.

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  • Garlic (Kyolic)
    As directed on label. Decreases and stabilizes blood sugar levels. Enhances immunity and improves circulation.

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  • L-Carnitine
    500 mg twice daily, 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. Mobilizes fat.

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  • Plus
    L-Glutamine
    500 mg twice daily, on an empty stomach. Take with water. Do not take with milk. Reduces the craving for sugars.

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  • Plus
    Taurine
    500 mg twice daily, on an empty stomach. Take with water. Do not take with milk. Aids in the release of insulin.

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  • Quercetin
    (Activated Quercetin)
    (Quercetin-C)
    100 mg 3 times daily. Helps protect the membranes of the lens of the eye from accumulations of polyols as a result of high glucose levels.

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  • Raw Adrenal Glandular
    Raw Pancreas Glandular
    Thyroid Glandular
    As directed on labels. Aids in rebuilding and nourishing these organs. See Glandular Therapy.

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  • Vanadium
    As directed on label. Vanadium aids insulin's ability to move glucose into the cells. Use Vanadyl Sulfate form. Vanadyl Sulfate is a trace mineral that is believed to help support normal glucose and lipid metabolism. Vanadyl Sulfate is a supplement derived from the trace mineral vanadium.

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  • Vitamin B Complex
    50 mg of each B vitamin daily, with meals 3 times daily (amounts of individual vitamins in a complex will vary). Do not exceed 300 mg daily from all supplements. B vitamins work best when taken together.

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  • Plus Extra
    Biotin
    5 to 50 mg (5,000 to 50,000 mcg) daily. Improves the metabolism of glucose. Biotin does not appear to have any toxic levels when taken at high doses. Studies have been done with doses between 5 mg (5,000 mcg) to 15 mg (15,000 mcg) daily. Biotin is not known to be toxic. Oral biotin supplementation has been well-tolerated in doses up to 200 mg/day in people with hereditary disorders of biotin metabolism. In people without disorders of biotin metabolism, doses of up to 5 mg/day for two years were not associated with adverse effects.

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  • And
    Inositol
    50 mg daily. Important for circulation and for prevention of atherosclerosis.

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  • Vitamin B-12
    As prescribed by health care provider or directed on label. Needed to prevent diabetic neuropathy. Injections (under a health care provider's supervision) are best. If injections are not available, use a lozenge or sublingual form.

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  • Zinc
    50 to 80 mg daily. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements. Deficiency has been associated with diabetes. Use zinc gluconate lozenges or OptiZinc for best absorption.

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  • Coenzyme Q-10
    80 mg daily. Improves circulation and stabilizes blood sugar.

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  • Coenzyme A
    As directed on label. Facilitates the repair of RNA and DNA. Supports the immune system's detoxification of many dangerous substances. Can streamline metabolism, ease depression and fatigue, and increase energy. Works well with CoQ10.

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  • Magnesium
    750 mg daily. Important for enzyme systems and pH balance. Protects against coronary artery spasm in arteriosclerosis.

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  • Manganese
    5 to 10 mg daily. Take separately from calcium. Needed for repair of the pancreas. Also a cofactor in key enzymes of glucose metabolism. Deficiency is common in people with diabetes.

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  • Psyllium Husks
    Or
    Fiber
    As directed on label. Take with a large glass of water. Take separately from other supplements and medications. Psyllium husks are good fiber sources and fat mobilizers. Flax seed is a good fiber source as well as a source of essential fatty acids.

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  • Important
    Vitamin A
    15,000 IU daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily. An important antioxidant needed to maintain the health of the eyes. Use emulsion form for the best absorption.

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  • Plus
    Beta-Carotene
    & Carotene Complex
    25,000 IU daily.

    As directed on label.
    An antioxidant and precursor of vitamin A. Needed by all cells for repair and rebuilding. Important antioxidant needed to maintain the health of the eyes.

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  • Vitamin C With Bioflavonoids
    3,000 to 6,000 mg daily, in divided doses. Essential in immune function and tissue repair. Deficiency may lead to vascular problems in people with diabetes.

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  • Vitamin E
    200 to 400 IU daily. Improves circulation and prevents complications through its antioxidant properties. Use d-alpha-tocopherol emulsion form for easier assimilation and greater safety at higher doses.

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  • Helpful
    Calcium
    1,500 mg daily. Important for pH balance.

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  • Copper Complex
    As directed on label. Aids in protein metabolism and in many enzyme systems.

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  • Maitake
    1 to 4 grams (1,000 to 4,000 mg) daily. Maitake mushroom extract may help to normalize blood sugar levels.

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  • Multi-Enzyme Complex
    Proteolytic Enzymes
    As directed on label. Take with meals. To aid digestion. Proper digestion is essential in management of diabetes.

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  • Pantethine
    (Vitamin B-5)
    As directed on label. A form of pantothenic acid that reduces LDL cholesterol and helps prevent buildup in the arteries.

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  • Pycnogenol
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    Grape Seed Extract
    As directed on label.

    As directed on label.
    Contains powerful antioxidants that also enhance the activity of vitamin C and strengthens connective tissue, including that of the cardiovascular system.

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  • Grape Seed Herbal Products
  • Spirulina
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    As directed on label. Take between meals. To supply protein, needed to build and repair tissue. Also acts as an appetite stimulant.

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    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.


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    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)
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    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)
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    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. Health care providers 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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    AMAZON PRODUCTS- SUGAR ADDICTION

    Nancy Appleton, Ph.D., shows you how sugar upsets the body chemistry and devastates the endocrine and immune systems, leading to a host of diseases and conditions including hypoglycemia, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, cancer, heart disease, headaches, allergies, asthma, obesity, periodontal disease, tooth decay, and more.

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    Amazon: Natural Treatments for Diabetes (Woodland Health), By R.N. Ellsworth
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    Amazon: Reversing Diabetes, By Julian Whitaker
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    Amazon: The Metabolic Syndrome Program: How to Lose Weight, Beat Heart Disease, Stop Insulin Resistance and More
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    HerbsPro: Completia Diabetic, Diabetic Multivitamin, Natures Way, 30 Tabs (34456)
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    HerbsPro: Multi-Betic Multivitamin Advanced Diabetic Formula, 60 Tabs (97370)
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    Almased's unique formula contains the key ingredients for successful weight loss, optimal health and maximum energy. Extremely low glycemic load: 4. Low Glycemic Index: 27. High-quality fermented soy Skim milk yogurt powder Honey enzymes Almased is all-natural, gluten-free, non-GMO and suitable for vegetarians. It Contains: No trans fat or cholesterol No added sugar, starches, preservatives or artificial colors No stimulants or caffeine The essential ingredients found in Almased help the body burns fat, not vital muscle mass like so many other diet programs. Almased helps with weight loss in a healthy and permanent way. It speeds up your metabolism so you burn fat, maintain high energy levels and feel great all without hunger. The unique patented formula reprograms your metabolism and teaches your body to literally "think thin". Almased is even an ideal supplement for people who dont want to lose weight but simply seek to support their health, physical performance and overall well being. Ingredients include Soy Protein Isolate, Honey, Skim Milk Yogurt Powder, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Carbonate, Calcium Citrate, Vitamin C, Niacin, Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin E, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Fumerate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B-2, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin B-1, Vitamin A, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite, Biotin, Vitamin D-3, Vitamin B-12.
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    High Potency Liquid Multi Vitamin Dietary Supplement with Fulvic Minerals Low Glycemic, Diabetic Friendly Better Absorption, Natural Ingredients High Potencies. All 16 Vitamins Powerful Fulvic Base Gluten Free Perfect for the Whole Family, kids too! Voted #1 best tasting liquid multi-vitamin! Easy! Just 1 capful a day It works better because it's a better formula! Top selling Super Multi is a time tested, complete, multi-vitamin formula that meticulously combines high potency vitamins, fulvic minerals, essential amino acids, and antioxidants; plus Ginkgo Biloba for oxygenation and improved brain function. Super Multi's unsurpassed ingredient combination helps boost the immune system, increase energy and mental alertness, supports healthy blood sugar levels, decreases food cravings, and helps balance hormone function.


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    This test checks for glucose in the urine. Glucose is not normally found in the urine; however, very small amounts may be found after the ingestion of large amounts of sweets. In most cases, any glucose found in a random urine sample should be investigated. Glucose in the urine is a warning signal for diabetes. There is also a serious condition, known as Low Renal Threshold, in which the kidneys allow glucose to be excreted. Any amount of glucose detected in the urine should be reported to your health care provider. About 16 million Americans have diabetes, but as many as half of them do not know it. If left untreated, diabetes can lead to blindness, stroke, kidney failure, heart attack and amputations. Diabetes symptoms are subtle and easily overlooked or explained away. Many times, diabetes will progress and manifest itself in other life threatening illnesses such as heart disease, neuropathy or kidney failure. With proper treatment diabetes can be controlled and complications avoided or delayed. Everyone should be aware of this disease and its symptoms, as it is much more common than in past years. Directions: Just dip in urine and read results.
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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)
    HerbsPro: Food Rejuvenating Cream, Diabetiderm, 4 oz. (97372)
    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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