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DIABETES SELF-TEST


For "Informational Use Only".
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  • Diabetes Self-Test Description
  • Reasons For Diabetes Self-Test Procecure
  • Self-Testing Glucose Levels
  • Glycated Hemoglobin Lab Test
  • American Diabetes Association Diabetes Risk Factors Self-Test
  • Diabetes Symptoms Monitoring
  • Diabetes Urine Glucose Testing
  • Subcutaneoous Injection Instruction
  • Intramuscular Injection Instruction
  • Injection Links & Information
  • Diabetic Diet Suggestions
  • Herbal Holistic Recommendations For Diabetes
  • Nutrient Table & Supplement Dosages
  • Notify Your Health Care Provider
  • Diabetes Supplement & Herbal Products




  • DIABETES SELF-TEST DESCRIPTION

    There are many contributing factors that indicate a diabetic condition, and a diabetes self-test is a smart and simple way to see if you are at high risk for diabetes. The diabetes self-test starts with a series of specific questions that will allow you to see if any more thorough tests are suggested. Questions about your age, diet, and family medical history will all be a part of a diabetes self-test, with each answer providing better insight into your level of risk. There are also safe and effective ways to measure your blood sugar during a diabetes self-test, including a small blood or urine sample from which the level of glucose can be measured. Though a diabetes self-test is not conclusive evidence that you do or do not have a diabetic condition to consider, a diabetes self-test is a smart way to try to minimize your risks, and to see if further tests are indicated by the results. Easy to perform and inexpensive (if not free), a diabetes self-test is a good way to look into the way your body is dealing with sugar intake, and whether you might need additional medical help or guidance to avoid the symptoms of diabetes. Certainly not the last word in whether or not any person is at risk for a diabetic condition, each diabetes self-test can still offer you a first step toward taking control of your life.


    SUGAR TEST

    A sugar test will measure the amount of glucose present in the bloodstream, an important indication for your body's ability to produce insulin. There are a variety of methods to take a sugar test, and it might be taken on either a specifically empty or full stomach, or sometimes after ingesting a sugared drink.

    A whole blood sugar test is available in easy-to-use kits for at-home testing, and requires a small blood sample (usually taken from the fingertip) to be read by a specially designed glucose meter. A fasting plasma sugar test is performed by taking a blood sample from a vein after eight hours of fasting, and will typically be performed in your health care provider's office. A two-hour postprandial sugar test is performed two hours after eating a meal containing a specific amount of sugar, though this method has factors that are hard to control.

    The sugar test with which people already diagnosed with diabetes will be most familiar, will be the whole blood sugar test, which can be easily self-administered in your home with proper instruction. This specific sugar test will show daily levels of glucose in your blood and how your specific diet and exercise program affects these levels. The whole blood sugar test will give both you and your health care provider important information on how to best design a program to help control your diabetes, making it easier to live a long and rewarding life free from the complications associated with diabetes.




    BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITORS

    For people with a diagnosed diabetic condition, blood glucose monitors are a part of the everyday routine. With the specific instructions of a trained medical professional, most patients will be asked to use their blood glucose monitors between two and four times a day at specific times to determine how their blood is handling its glucose.

    With a small blood sample (taken usually from a fingertip), the blood glucose monitors will allow you and your health care provider to better understand and make adjustments to your diet, exercise and medications to control your efforts in managing your diabetes. By no means the definitive word in how your health is progressing, blood glucose monitors will offer a repeated view into spikes or drops in your daily glucose levels, and make it easier to develop a plan that works more efficiently for you.

    As with any diabetic testing methods, any questions or concerns you have about blood glucose monitors or their results should be referred to your trained medical professional for guidance and advice. As of January 2005, Medicare or other insurance providers may cover the cost of your blood glucose monitors in full, allowing you to save money and effort on a guaranteed diabetic necessity. Consult your health care provider to determine the type of blood glucose monitors best for your situation, and start to take control of your best opportunities.




    HEMOGLOBIN BLOOD TEST

    The hemoglobin blood test is a routine procedure that will be administered and interpreted by your health care provider. The hemoglobin blood test is usually performed two to three times a year and is used to measure the long-term levels of success you are having with your plan to live with diabetes. Your health care provider will take a small sample of blood (usually from the fingertip), and the hemoglobin blood test measures the amount of hemoglobin found within your red blood cells, giving the results in percentages. As is the case with the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), a good reading for the hemoglobin blood test is typically 7 percent or less. If your hemoglobin blood test falls below this number, it is an indication that your diabetes is probably under control, and the plan you are on is working well for you. A percentage of more than 7 percent shown in a hemoglobin blood test indicates a possible problem with your program, and you and your health care provider might have to take bolder steps to reduce this level. The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT), an important recent study about diabetes showed that a regular hemoglobin blood test could help to reduce your risk of complications including eye, kidney and nerve damage caused by your diabetes. Used in combination with other specific monitoring and periodic evaluations, the hemoglobin blood test will help you to better understand the extent of your diabetic condition, and live a rewarding life free from complications.




    HEMOGLOBIN A1C TEST

    A hemoglobin a1c test is a routine procedure your health care provider will perform to determine your current standing with diagnosed diabetes. The hemoglobin a1c test is performed by taking a small blood sample (usually from the fingertip) that is typically analyzed in a health care provider's laboratory. The hemoglobin A1c test measures the amount of sugar sticking to the hemoglobin in the red blood cells, giving the results in percentages. As with the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), a hemoglobin a1c test level of less than 7 percent will indicate that the management plan you are using is probably working well, while a higher percentage would indicate the need for a re-evaluation. People with diabetes usually go to their health care provider's office to have the hemoglobin a1c test performed twice a year, but your health care provider will determine the frequency needed for each specific situation. The importance of a hemoglobin a1c test was recently shown by the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT), an important study on diabetes that showed that a regularly scheduled hemoglobin a1c test can help reduce the possibilities of eye, kidney and nerve damage for people diagnosed with diabetes. By design, a hemoglobin a1c test will measure your levels over a period of time (typically 2-3 months), and should be used to augment the information you supply your health care provider from daily testing and monitoring. In combination with other monitoring and evaluations, the hemoglobin a1c test is a smart step toward better managing your diabetes and living a rewarding life free from complications.




    DIABETIC TEST

    The chance of having a diabetic test administered by your health care provider will increase with every year after you turn fifty, simply because your risk for diabetes increases with your age. There are other factors that will also increase your chances of a diabetic test, including excessive weight gain or obesity, poor diet and exercise habits, and a family history with diabetes or related issues. A diabetic test is nothing to fear though; it is a routine procedure that can alert your health care provider to serious issues in your health. There are now methods for you to take a preliminary diabetic test in the comfort and privacy of your own home, allowing you more control and immediate answers to questions you might have about your health. A standard diabetic test performed at home will include a small urine or blood sample that is tested for determining the amount of glucose present in your system at any given time. You should be aware that even though they are typically accurate, you should never rely solely on a diabetic test that is self-administered to determine the extent of your condition. Always consult a trained medical professional with your results or questions about a diabetic test and allow your health care provider to interpret the findings. If you are at risk for diabetes, taking a diabetic test is just one of many pro-active steps you will take to gain better understanding of your condition, and how to prevent the onset of complications.





    REASONS FOR DIABETES TESTING

    If you are one of the many Americans with diabetes, keeping your blood glucose at ideal levels is one of your main goals. You want to do this for two reasons:
      1. You will feel better.
      2. You may prevent or delay the onset of diabetes complications such as damage to your kidneys, blood vessels, eyes and nerves.

    Testing is the most effective way to maintain optimum levels.





    SELF TESTING GLUCOSE LEVELS

    Self-testing is very common for diabetes patients who take insulin, are pregnant, having a hard time controlling their blood glucose levels, having severe low blood glucose levels, having ketones from high blood glucose levels, or having low blood glucose levels without the usual warning signs.

    To self-test you prick the side of your finger with a special needle, called a lancet, to get a drop of blood. Then you either match a test strip to a color chart or you use a blood glucose meter to read you level. You should talk with your health care provider, midwife or nurse educator to make sure that you understand how to test.

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    A person with diabetes constantly manages their blood's sugar (glucose) levels. After a blood sample is taken and tested, it is determined whether the glucose levels are low or high. If glucose levels are too low - carbohydrates are ingested. If glucose in the blood is too high, the appropriate amount of insulin is administered into the body such as through an insulin pump.

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    The catheter at the end of the insulin pump is inserted through a needle into the abdominal fat of a person with diabetes. Dosage instructions are entered into the pump's small computer and the appropriate amount of insulin is then injected into the body in a calculated, controlled manner.

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    To monitor the amount of glucose within the blood a person with diabetes should test their blood regularly. The procedure is quite simple and can often be done at home.

    METER ACCURACY

    Check your meter against your health care provider's blood test. Meters are made to give you an accurate reading. Misreadings most often happen from mistakes made by the person doing the testing. You can check the accuracy of your self-testing by taking your meter to the health care provider's office and doing a self test within 5 to 10 minutes of the time your blood is drawn from your vein. Compare your test results with the health care provider's. You meter results should be within 10 percent or 15 percent of your health care provider's blood test results.

    KEEP A LOG OR JOURNAL

    Keeping a log or journal of your test results is very important. There is more to testing than just finding out a number. You need to keep track of your results as well as the events surrounding the testing to get a clear picture of your overall blood glucose level and how activities in your life affect your levels. This takes time to track and evaluate with your health care team but it is well worth it. It will help keep your diabetes under control and help you feel better.

    The emotional side of testing. When the numbers show your levels are out of range, it may trigger some emotional responses. You may feel frustrated, angry, depressed, confused or upset. If this happens, remind yourself that test results let you track how well your diabetes care plan is working. The test results are not a reflection of you as a person. Use the results to make the necessary changes to your plan so that you can improve your health and feel your best.

    Urine tests are for ketones. Blood tests are for glucose levels. Urine tests are not as accurate as blood tests for checking glucose levels. Urine tests show what your glucose levels were in the past few hours. Blood tests, on the other hand, tell you what your current blood glucose level is. However, you may need to test for ketones in your urine. As ketones build up in your blood they "spill" over into your urine. Ketones are more likely to build up if you insulin-dependent diabetes. Ask your health care provider, midwife or nurse to advise you about when and if you need to test for ketones.





    GLYCATED HEMOGLOVING LAB TEST

    This is a test that is done in a lab to determine your overall blood glucose level control. Hemoglobin is found inside red blood cells. Its job is to carry oxygen from the lungs to all the cells in the body. When you have uncontrolled diabetes the extra glucose in your bloodstream enters the red blood cells and links up (or glycates) with molecules of hemoglobin. Each molecule stays glycated until that red blood cell dies and is replaced with a new red blood cell. The amount of glycated hemoglobin in your blood shows the average blood glucose control for the past three to four months, which is the lifespan of a red blood cell.

    In a person who does not have diabetes, about 5 percent of all hemoglobin is glycated. For someone with diabetes the levels can range from 5 percent to as high as 25 percent if their diabetes is badly out of control for a long time. If you use insulin you should have this test done four times a year.

    Follow your health care team's advice about when to test and how to test. It will help you will feel better.





    AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION DIABETES RISK FACTORS SELF-TEST

    Many Americans have diabetes and don't know it. Some people are at higher risk for the disease such as African Americans, Hispanic/Latinos and American Indians. There are other risk factors, as well.

    Take this test prepared by the American Diabetes Association and KNOW YOUR RISK.

    For each true statement below, note the corresponding points. If the statement is not true for you, the score is zero. Add up your total score.


        My weight is equal to or above that listed in the chart below.
    YES = 5 Points
     
        I am under 65 years of age and I get little or no exercise during a usual day.
    YES = 5 Points
     
        I am between 45 and 65 years of age.
    YES = 5 Points
     
        I am 65 years old or older.
    YES = 9 Points
     
        I am a woman who has had a baby weighing more than 9 pounds at birth.
    YES = 1 Point
     
        I have a sister or a brother with diabetes.
    YES = 1 Point
     
        I have a parent with diabetes.
    YES = 1 Point
     
     TOTAL =


    AT-RISK WEIGHT CHART


    Feet/Inches
    Without Shoes
    Weight in Pounds
    Without Clothing
    4' 10"

    4' 11"

    5' 0"

    5' 1"

    5' 2"

    5' 3"

    5' 4"

    5' 5"

    5' 6"
    129

    133

    138

    143

    147

    152

    157

    162

    167
    Feet/Inches
    Without Shoes
    Weight in Pounds
    Without Clothing
    5' 8"

    5' 9"

    5' 10"

    5' 11"

    6' 0"

    6' 1"

    6'2"

    6' 3"

    6' 4"
    177

    182

    188

    193

    199

    204

    210

    218

    221


    If you weigh the same or more than the amount listed for your height, you may be at risk for diabetes. The chart is based on a measure called the Body Mass Index (BMI). The chart shows unhealthy weights for men and women age 35 or older at the listed heights. At-risk weights are lower for individuals under age 35.

    SCORING

    3-9 points: You are probably at low risk for having diabetes now. But do not just forget about it - especially if you are African-American, American Indian, Hispanic, Asian American, or Pacific Islander. You may be at higher risk in the future. New guidelines recommend everyone age 45 and over should consider being tested every three years. However, people at high risk should consider being tested at a younger age.

    10 or More Points: You are at high risk for having diabetes. Only a health care provider can determine if you have diabetes. See a health care provider soon and find out for sure.





    DIABETES SYMPTOMS

    Some people with diabetes have symptoms. If you have any of the following symptoms, contact your health care provider:
    • Extreme Thirst
    • Frequent Urination
    • Unexplained Weight Loss

    MONITORING TYPE 1 AND TYPE 2 DIABETES

    Self-testing your blood sugar level lets you know how food, exercise, and medications are affecting it. It is a good idea to keep a record of your daily readings and review the results with your health care provider. To test your blood sugar level, a glucose meter is used. There are many different types of glucose meters available, and these can be purchased at your local pharmacy. In general, a drop of blood from a finger stick is placed on a test strip that is then placed in the meter. The meter then reads the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood. This simple test tells you what your blood sugar level is at the time of the test. The readings you get in this manner help you manage your diabetes on a day-to-day or even an hour-to-hour basis.

    Glucose meters have generally always revolved around using the finger stick methods, but many other glucose measuring products are available to monitor your blood sugar level. Today there are specialized lancing devices that prick the skin at different levels, a needle free laser device, blood glucose monitors using blood from other parts of the body like the arm instead of fingertips, the GlucoWatch, which is worn like a watch and detects your blood glucose level through your skin, InDuo, which combines a glucose meter and insulin injector pen, and sensors that is placed under your skin.

    Self-tests may be done before meals, after meals, or at bedtime. Ask your health care provider how often and when you should test your blood sugar level. Self-tests are important for all individuals with diabetes but especially for patients treated with insulin to monitor for and prevent to prevent hypoglycemia. For most patients with Type 1 diabetes and pregnant women taking insulin, self-tests are recommended three or more times daily. The optimal frequency and timing of self-tests for patients with Type 2 diabetes is not known, but if you have type 2 diabetes and don't use insulin, you may need to test your blood sugar levels only once a day or as little as twice a week (depending on your current level of diabetes control). .When a therapy is added or modified, diabetic patients should test more often than usual.

    Ideal goals recommended for most people:
    • Before meals: 80 to 120 mg/dL
    • After meals: Less than 180 mg/dL
    • At bedtime: 100 to 140 mg/dL

    Your blood sugar level goals may vary from these ideal goals. It is important to discuss this with your health care provider.

    The hemoglobin A1C test is a blood test that tells you how well your blood sugar level has been controlled over the past 3 months. The hemoglobin A1C goal for most people with diabetes is less then 7 percent. If your number is less then 7 percent this means that your treatment plan is probably effective and your blood sugar is under good control. This test should be obtained at least twice a year and any other times as indicated by your health care provider.

    If you have diabetes, it is recommended that you obtain annual foot, eye, and dental examinations by a health care provider, kidney function tests and cholesterol checks. It is also recommended that you check your feet on a daily basis. Look at your bare feet for cuts, blisters, red spots, and swelling and report anything foot problems to your doctor. If you have trouble seeing your feet, you can use a mirror or ask a friend or family member for help.

    Maintenance of blood glucose control is enhanced by adjustment of diet, exercise or medication based on knowledge of blood glucose levels. Blood glucose levels can be estimated directly and almost instantaneously by the patient, using fingertip samples of blood with testing strips. Estimates of blood glucose levels over the previous few hours can also be made by measuring the urine glucose level. This is done by dipping a strip in a fresh sample of urine. Although blood glucose measuring methods are deemed to provide more useful information in controlling blood glucose levels, they are more expensive than urine glucose testing methods. There is also some doubt as to whether self-monitoring of blood glucose levels is more beneficial than urine testing in achieving better glycemic control in people with type 2 diabetes (Gallichan, 1997).

    The American Diabetes Association guidelines suggest that although the optimal frequency of testing blood glucose is not known, it should be sufficient to facilitate reaching glucose goals (Mensing et al, 2002). Furthermore, it is recognized that for effective self-monitoring, the results must be accompanied by informed interpretation and knowledge of how to use them to adjust diet, exercise or medication.

    It is clear that no single answer will suit every patient. For the healthcare professional, blood glucose monitoring gives data which is more useful than urine glucose monitoring. However, most people with type 2 diabetes who are not on insulin can gain sufficient information from urine glucose monitoring. Some people may prefer urine tests to blood tests; some may not have the dexterity to perform blood tests unaided. One study has shown that many people do not use self-monitoring of blood glucose, and of those who do, only half self-adjust their treatment (Hjelm et al, 200 I).





    DIABETES & URINE GLUCOSE MONITORING

    Although used in the past to self-monitor diabetes control, urine glucose testing has been largely replaced by self blood glucose monitoring using a small, personal meter. The reason for this is the greater accuracy with which blood glucose monitoring reflects your blood glucose level. However, if you have difficulty obtaining a drop of blood, or you have some other difficulty performing blood glucose monitoring, your health care provider, midwife, or diabetes educator may suggest that urine glucose monitoring is suitable for you.

    A urine glucose test determines whether or not glucose (sugar) is present in the urine. Glucose will overflow into the urine only when the blood glucose level is high, that is, too high for the kidneys to stop it spilling over into the urine. In most people, blood glucose levels above 10 mmol of glucose per liter of plasma will cause glucose to appear in the urine. This level is called the "renal threshold" for glucose. However, the renal threshold for glucose can be lower in some people who are otherwise healthy, during pregnancy, and in people who have a kidney disorder. In these people, glucose may be present in the urine despite the blood glucose being normal. This can sometimes make urine glucose tests difficult to interpret.

    If you are to monitor your diabetes with urine glucose testing, you will be advised which time of day to perform the test. Make sure you understand how to perform the test, and go over the instructions for your brand of test strip with your health care provider, midwife, or diabetes educator.

    ADVANTAGES OF URINE GLUCOSE MONITORING

  • Urine glucose testing is easy to do: just dip the test strip in the urine and read the result at the allocated time.
  • It is less painful than blood glucose monitoring - no finger pricks to collect blood!
  • Urine test strips are less costly than buying a blood glucose monitor and its test strips.

  • TO PERFORM THE URINE GLUCOSE TEST

    Urine glucose is usually measured as a "spot test" with a dipstick containing a color-sensitive pad. This pad is saturated with specific chemicals which react with glucose. The resulting color is indicative of the glucose concentration.

    For infants, thoroughly wash the area around the urethra. Open a urine collection bag (a plastic bag with an adhesive paper on one end), and place it on your infant. For males, the entire penis can be placed in the bag and the adhesive attached to the skin. For females, the bag is placed over the labia. Place a diaper over the infant (bag and all). The infant should be checked frequently and the bag changed after the infant has urinated into the bag. For active infants, this procedure may take a couple of attempts - lively infants can displace the bag, causing an inability to obtain the specimen. The urine is drained into the container for transport to the laboratory.
    • Collect a small amount of urine.
    • Apply this to the test strip, usually by dipping the strip in the urine sample.
    • Read the test result at the specified time, by comparing the color change on the test strip with the standard color range for your brand of test strip. The reference color chart is usually printed on the container.

    It is a good idea to write down your test results or keep a chart of them, and take these with you when you see your health care provider, midwife, or diabetes educator. Also note down any special circumstances at the time of the test, for example, if you had a cold or were under some emotional stress, or were overeating or taking medication to treat another condition.

    This type of information is helpful to your health care provider or midwife when making decisions about how to best manage your diabetes.

    If monitoring your diabetes control by testing your urine glucose, it's important to understand the limitations of this method.
    • A urine glucose test does not reflect your blood glucose level at the time of testing; instead, it gives an indication of your blood glucose level over the past several hours. For example, some of the urine present in your bladder may be 2 hours old, and may show glucose even though your blood glucose may have normalized since then. Compare this to a blood glucose test which gives you a reading of your current blood glucose level.

    • A urine glucose test does not give you any information about low blood glucose levels, as glucose is only found in the urine when the blood glucose level is above 10 mmol/L. That is, a negative urine glucose test may be the result of a normal blood glucose level or a dangerously low blood glucose level, with the urine glucose test unable to differentiate between the 2 situations.

    • The results of a urine glucose test are influenced by the volume and concentration of urine that you pass, which will vary with the amount of fluid you consume and your fluid loss due to such things as heavy sweating or vomiting.

    • Urine glucose tests designed for home use rely on interpreting a color change to define the result. Subtle color differences may be difficult to interpret.

    • If a urine glucose test is not read at the specified time after applying the urine to the test strip, then the result is prone to error.

    • Some medications may interfere with the results of urine glucose testing.

    Glucose In Urine: When abnormal values of glucose are found during a urine test, further investigation is required to ascertain your true health status. Using a urine test is a quick and inexpensive way to check for glucose in your urine, and is one of our test kit products that can be done in the privacy of your home.



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    Normal Glucose Range in Urine

    0 to 0.8 mmol/l (0 to 15 mg/dl)

    Measuring Range

    0 to 111.1 mmol/l (0 to 2000 mg/dl)


    GLUCOSE LEVELS IN URINE: When the glucose level exceeds the renal threshold of 10 to 12 mmol/l, glucose is excreted in the urine.

    Abnormal Glucose Values May Indicative Of
    • Renal Glycosuria.
    • Diabetes Mellitus.
    • Renal glycosuria during pregnancy.
    • After excessive consumption of carbohydrates.

    Further Action Required If Glucose Is Found In Urine:
    • Check blood glucose levels.
    • Check urine for ketones.

    THE 10-IN-1 URINE TEST STRIPS

    These test strips are the same ones I carry in my prenatal and birth bags for my pregnant clients. They check for a variety of substances found in urine, including glucose, and are helpful in keeping a finger on a client's pregnancy well-being.

    The glucose urine test strip uses a double sequential enzymatic reaction, involving glucose oxidase and peroxidase in the presence of an indicator is responsible for the color change.

    Sensitivity may decrease with urine of high specific gravity (greater than 1,030) and with ascorbic acid concentrations bigger or equal than 2,5 mmol/l.
    • Sensitivity: 2,0 mmol/l glucose.
    • Active Agent: Glucose oxidase (100 U/ml); peroxidase (100 U/ml).

    CLINITEST URINE TEST STRIPS BENEFITS

    The very affordable 10-in-1 test strips will check your urine for glucose, urobilinogen, ketones, protein, blood, pH, nitrite, bilirubin, leucocytes as well as specific gravity. Each of these parameters are indicative of different health problems.

    GLUCOSE

    This test is based on a sequential enzyme reaction. First, glucose oxidase catalyzes the formation of gluconic acid and hydrogen peroxide from the oxidation of glucose. A second enzyme, peroxidase, catalyzes the reaction of hydrogen peroxide with potassium iodide chromogen to oxidize the chromogen to colors ranging from blue through greenish-brown, and brown to dark-brown.

    Reactivity of the test decreases as the specific gravity and/or pH of urine increases, and may also vary with temperature. Ascorbic acid (more than 50 mg/dl) and ketone bodies (more than 40 mg/dl) may cause a false negative result for a specimen containing a small amount of glucose (100 mg/dl). However, the combinations of such ketone levels and low glucose levels are metabolically improbable.

    The test has a sensitivity of 100-mg/dl glucose. False negative results may be obtained with the presence of levodopa, ascorbic acid, glutathione, and dipyrone. If the test color appears somewhat mottled at higher glucose concentrations, match the darkest color to the color on the reagent pad.

    KETONES

    This test is based on the reaction of acetoacetic acid in the urine with nitroprusside. The resulting color ranges from tan when no reaction takes place, to purple for a positive reaction. Normal urine specimens ordinarily yield negative results with this reagent.

    False positive results may occur with highly pigmented urine specimens or those containing large amounts of levodopa metabolites.

    Acetone or beta-hydroxybutyric acid have no significant effect on this test.

    BLOOD

    This test is based on the pseudoperoxidase activity of hemoglobin which catalyzes the reaction of 3,3'5,5'-tetramethylbenzidine and buffered organic peroxide, 2,5-dimethylhexane-2,5-dihydroperoxide. The resulting color ranges from, greenish-yellow through bluish-green to dark blue.

    A false positive test result can sometimes occur when bacteria are present in the urine. Ascorbic acid or protein may reduce the reactivity of the blood test. Strong oxidizing substances such as hypochlorites may produce a false positive result. Urine from menstruating females often, but not always, yield positive results.

    This test is slightly more sensitive to free hemoglobin and myoglobin than to intact erythrocytes. The test is generally capable of detecting 0.015-mg/dl free hemoglobin or 5 to 10 intact red blood cells per ml of urine. The sensitivity may he reduced in urine with high specific gravity and ascorbic acid content. The appearance of green spots on the reagent test area indicates the presence of intact erythrocytes in the urine.

    PROTEIN

    This test is based on the color change of the indicator tetrabromophenol blue. A positive reaction is indicated by a color change from yellow through green and then to greenish-blue.

    The minimum sensitivity of this test is 10 mg/dl of protein in urine. Highly buffered alkaline urines (pH 9) may give false negative results. The interpretation of results is also difficult in turbid urine specimens.

    NITRITE

    This test is based on the reaction of p-arsanilic acid and nitrite in urine to form a diazonium compound. The diazonium compound in turn couples with N- (l-naphthyl) ethylenediamine in an acid medium and the resulting color is pink. Any degree of pink color is considered positive, however, pink spots or pink edges should not be interpreted as a positive result. Color development is not proportional to the number of bacteria present.

    A mid-stream first morning urine specimen is recommended for this test. The sensitivity of the nitrite test is decreased with high specific gravity or ascorbic acid concentrations of 25 mg/dl or greater. Comparison of the reagent pad against a white background may aid in the detection of low levels of nitrite.

    PH VALUES

    This test is based on double indicators (methyl red and bromothymol blue), which give a broad range of colors covering the entire urinary pH range. Colors range from orange through greenish-yellow and green to blue.

    This test indicates the pH values within the range of 5 to 9.

    Certain drugs, such as those used for hypertension and heart diseases (acetazolamides) may cause an alkaline urine. Excessive urine on the test strip may wash the acid buffer from the neighboring protein reagent onto the pH area and change the pH reading to an acid pH although the urine being tested may originally have been neutral or alkaline. An accurate reading may be influenced by slight variations of pigments in the urine.

    UROBILIRUBIN

    The test is based on a diazotisation reaction of 4- Methoxybenzene diazoniurn salt and urinary urobilinogen in a strong acid medium. The color changes from pink to brown-red.

    This test can detect urobilinogen in concentrations as low as 0.1 mg/dl: It should be noted that most normal urines may give a slight pink reaction, and a high concentration of formalin may give a false negative result.

    BILIRUBIN

    This test is based on the coupling of bilirubin with 2.4-dichlorobenzene diazonium salt in a strong acid medium. The color changes from light tan to pinkish-purple. No bilirubin is detectable in normal urine by even the most sensitive methods.

    Since the bilirubin in samples is sensitive to light, exposure of the urine samples to light for a long period of time may result in a false negative test result. Ascorbic acid concentration of 25-50 mg/dl may also cause a false negative test result. Even trace amounts of bilirubin are abnormal and require further investigation. False positive results may be obtained from the presence of diagnostic or therapeutic dyes in the test urine.

    The test has a sensitivity of 0.5 mg/dl bilirubin and bilirubin in urine is an indicator of liver disease before any clinical symptoms are evident.

    LEUCOCYTES

    This test reveals the presence of granulocyte esterases. The esterases cleave a derivatized pyrazole amino acid ester to liberate derivatized hydroxy pyrazole.

    This pyrazole then reacts with a diazonium salt to produce a purple color. The test is capable of detecting trace levels as low as 15 WBC/µl.

    SPECIFIC GRAVITY

    This test is based on the pka change of certain pretreated polyelectrolytes in relation to the ionic concentration. In the presence of an indicator, the color changes from deep blue in urine of low ionic concentration.

    Elevated specific gravity readings may be obtained in the presence of moderate quantities (100 to 700 mg/dl) of protein. Specific gravity is also increased with the glucose concentration in the urine and highly buffered alkaline urines may also cause low reading results.

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

    Drugs that may increase urine glucose measurements include aminosalicylic acid, cephalosporins, chloral hydrate, chloramphenicol, dextrothyroxine, diazoxide, diuretics (loop and thiazides), estrogens, isoniazid, levodopa, lithium, nafcillin, nalidixic acid, and nicotinic acid (large doses).

    Drugs that may give false positive results with Clinitest, but not with Clinistix or Tes-tape, include acetylsalicylic acid, aminosalicylic acid, ascorbic acid, cephalothin, chloral hydrate, nitrofurantoin, streptomycin, and sulfonamides.

    Drugs that may give false negative results are ascorbic acid (using Clinistix, Tes-tape), levodopa (using Clinistix), and phenothiazines (using Clinistix, Tes-tape).

    NORMAL GLUCOSE VALUES

    Glucose should not be detectable in the urine. If glucose is reported positive on a urine specimen, further testing is warranted.

    ABNORMAL RESULTS

    Abnormal results producing greater-than-normal levels may indicate:
    • Diabetes mellitus.
    • Renal Glycosuria. This may be an isolated abnormality or occur in the context of other kidney diseases like Fanconi's Syndrome.

    MEDICAL URINE TEST STRIPS

    Many medical conditions can be investigated and detected by using medical urine test strips, and they are a great help to ascertain your health status. The Clinitest strips are available for home use, and test simultaneously for the presence of glucose, ketones, blood, protein, nitrite, pH, urobilinogen, bilirubin, leucocytes in urine as well as specific gravity.

    The combination of reagents that are tested gives a good general coverage for a range of health indicators.

    THE KIDNEYS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS

  • Regulating the volume and concentrating of body fluids by the kidneys
  • As you can see - the test strips will test the entire spectrum of what can be tested by using urine dipstick test strips.
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    SUBCUTANEOUS INJECTION

    Subcutaneous injection is the route of administration that is most commonly chosen for injection because it provides a greater comfort level. Alternate sites in order to prevent absorption problems, the risk of infection, or soreness, which may occur if one site is used repeatedly.

    Supplies:
    • Alcohol swabs.
    • Needle and syringe for subcutaneous injection.
    • Bandage strip.
    • Gauze pads.
    • Medication.
    • Sharp's container.

    STEP 1: Wash your hands with soap and water.

    STEP 2: Wipe the top of the medication vial for injection with an alcohol swab.

    STEP 3: Remove the needle guard (cover) from the needle and syringe, saving the needle guard. Be sure you are using a proper syringe for subcutaneous injections. Pull back on the syringe plunger to draw up an amount of air equal to the amount of medication that will be used for the injection.

    STEP 4: Holding the vial of medication in an upright position (such as sitting it on a table top), slowly insert the needle into the rubber stopper on top of the vial while holding the syringe barrel carefully. Do not bend needle. Then push the plunger to discharge all the air into the vial. This prevents vacuum.

    STEP 5: With the needle in the vial, turn the vial upside down and hold both the vial and the syringe together in one hand. The tip of the needle should be in the solution. Hold the vial between the thumb and forefinger, supporting the syringe with other hand, pull the plunger back in a slow, continuous motion until you have drawn into the syringe the amount of medication to be given. Be sure the needle stays in the fluid in vial. Do not touch inside of plunger.

    STEP 6: Check for clear air bubbles inside of syringe. Small bubbles are not harmful but take up space in syringe. With bubbles present, correct amount of medication may not be prepared. If air bubbles have formed in the syringe, dislodge them by gently tapping the syringe with your free hand while continuing to hold the syringe and vial in the inverted position. Bubbles should rise to the top of the syringe, and then you can push them back into the vial by moving the plunger and slowly pull the medication into the syringe again, stopping at the correct dose. Repeat this procedure until there are no large air bubbles in the syringe. Always double check to make sure you have the correct amount of medication in the syringe. If necessary, draw more solution into the syringe.

    STEP 7: Remove the needle from the vial by pulling it straight out. VERY CAREFULLY replace the needle guard without touching the needle. If the medication needs to be refrigerated, place in the refrigerator.

    STEP 8: Prepare the injection site by cleaning the area with an alcohol swab. To do this start at the center, apply pressure, and cleanse in a circular motion working outward. Do NOT retrace your steps. (If this is a wound repair using sutures, wash the wound thoroughly with sterile saline solution and gently dab dry with sterile gauze pads (4X4s) before injecting with anesthetic medication. Do not use alcohol for cleansing sensitive episiotomy or tears in the perineal area of the body.)

    STEP 9: Wait a few seconds until the alcohol has dried. This reduces the sting. Remove the needle guard from the needle and syringe filled with medication. Hold the syringe as you would a pencil.

    STEP 10: With your free hand, gently pinch up the skin at the injection site. Holding the syringe at a right angle to the site, insert the needle using a quick smooth motion. Going slowly will cause more pain. A 45 degree angle may be used for children or thin adults.

    STEP 11: When the needle is in place, slowly pull back on the plunger to see if any blood flows into the syringe. If some blood does enter the syringe (a rare occurrence), remove the needle and discard the syringe and medication, and prepare another injection. According to Mosby: Nursing Interventions and Clinical Skills Skill 40.3, Routine aspiration is no longer recommended. If no blood enters the syringe, let go of the skin and slowly inject the medication by gently pushing the plunger until the syringe is empty.

    STEP 12: Put alcohol swab over needle gently, and pull needle out quickly at the same angle it was inserted. Check for medication leakage at site. Apply pressure to the injection site with a dry, sterile gauze pad. You may note a drop of blood, but there is no cause for concern. If desired, apply a bandage. Without replacing the needle guard on the needle, dispose of the needle into a sharps container.





    INTRAMUSCULAR (IM) INJECTIONS

    Follow the same instructions above except these injections are usually given in the large muscle of the buttock. To locate the correct area, divide the buttock into four areas. The injection should be given in the upper, outer portion of the buttock.

    The needle should go into the skin on a 90 degree angle, should go into the skin the entire 1.5 inches (the entire length of the needle). A consistent even motion should be used when an injection is administered. The person who is getting the injection should lay face down on the bed or lean over the bed.

    When the needle is in the muscle, steady the syringe with hand and pull back on the plunger to look for possible blood in the syringe (this would indicate that the needle is in not in the correct area). Should this occur, simply remove the needle and find a new injection site. You may still use the same medication, but attach a new needle to the syringe. If after pulling back on the plunger no blood was noted, medication remains clear, slowly push on the plunger to administer the entire medication in the syringe.

    Pull the needle out straight and quickly. Some blood may appear at the surface of the skin. Place a band aid at the injection site. Dispose of all needles in a safe manner using a sharps container. Gently massage the area.





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    DIABETIC DIET SUGGESTIONS

  • 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 FOR DIABETES

    The nutrients below may be taken in combination with one another unless otherwise noted or as recommended by your midwife or health care provider. Women who are pregnant and dealing with gestational diabetes should consult a midwife, health care provider or dietary consultant before using any supplement or herb. The recommendations below are for diabetes and some supplements may not be appropriate for used during pregnancy or dosages may need to be adjusted.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Diabetes



    DIABETIC EDUCATIONAL BOOKS

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    HERBAL & HOLISTIC RECOMMENDATIONS


    HERBS

    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.

  • 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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    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.

  • CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) Supplement Products
  • 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.

  • Coenzyme A Supplement Products
  • CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) Supplement Products
  • Magnesium
    750 mg daily. Important for enzyme systems and pH balance. Protects against coronary artery spasm in arteriosclerosis.

  • Magnesium Supplement Products
  • 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.

  • Manganese Supplement Products
  • 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.

  • Fiber Supplement Products
  • Flaxseed Herbal Products
  • Psyllium Herbal Products

  • 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.

  • Vitamin A Supplement Products
  • Plus
    Natural Beta-Carotene
    Carotene Complex (Betatene)
    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.

  • Beta Carotene Supplement Products
  • Carotene Complex Supplement Products
  • 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.

  • Vitamin C Supplement Products
  • Bioflavonoids Supplement Products
  • 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.

  • Vitamin E Supplement Products

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

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

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

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

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

  • Vitamin B-5 Supplement Products
  • Pycnogenol
    Or
    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.

  • Pycnogenol Supplement Products
  • Grape Seed Herbal Products
  • Spirulina
    Or
    Spirutein from Nature's Plus
    As directed on label. Take between meals. To supply protein, needed to build and repair tissue. Also acts as an appetite stimulant.

  • Spirulina Herbal Products
  • Spirutein Protein Supplement Products
  • Protein Supplement Products





  • NOTIFY YOUR MIDWIFE OR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

    GESTATIONAL DIABETES

  • If you are 24 to 28 weeks pregnant and have not had a screening test for gestational diabetes mellitus.
  • Following diagnosis of gestational diabetes, you develop any new signs or symptoms that cause you concern.
  • You have difficulty in following a recommended diet or exercise program.


  • MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Gestational Diabetes Index

    DIABETES MELLITUS

  • You or a family member has diabetes mellitus and wants to become pregnant or is pregnant.


  • The following occur during treatment call 9-1-1 immediately:
    • Inability to think clearly.
    • Weakness.
    • Excessive sweating.
    • Paleness.
    • Rapid heartbeat.
    • Seizures.
    • Loses consciousness or becomes unconscious. A coma may indicate hypoglycemia.
    • Fruity odor on the breath.
    • Changes in breathing pattern.
    • Stupor (may indicate ketoacidosis).
    • Several days of illness or weakness.
    • Numbness.
    • Tingling or pain in the hands and feet.
    • Chest pain.

  • Has a low blood sugar level (less than 50 mg/dL), symptoms of low blood sugar (see above) and does not wake up after being given sugar.
  • Is becoming increasingly sleepy and has a blood sugar level of less than 60 mg/dL after following steps for dealing with low blood sugar.


  • Call your health care provider or midwife if you have gestational diabetes and:
    • You notice a change in the pattern of or stop having fetal movements.
    • Your blood sugar level is below 55 mg/dL and you have not talked with your health care provider or midwife about how to deal with low blood sugar levels.
    • Your blood sugar level does not rise above 60 mg/dL after following the steps for dealing with low blood sugar.
    • Your blood sugar level is above normal and you have not talked with your health care provider or midwife about how to deal with high blood sugar.
    • You are taking insulin and your blood sugar level stays high after taking a missed dose of insulin or taking an extra dose of insulin (if prescribed by your health care provider).
    • You have problems with high or low blood sugar levels. If you are taking insulin, you may need to change how much you are taking.
    • You are sick for more than 2 days (unless it is a mild illness, such as a cold) and you:
      • Have been throwing up or have had diarrhea for more than 6 hours.
      • Think your symptoms, such as feeling very thirsty and weak, are being caused by high blood sugar.
      • Have tried the home treatments suggested by your health care provider or midwife, and they have not worked.
      • Have blood sugar levels consistently above 180 mg/dL.





    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT DIABETES

    For more information on diabetes and its potential complications, contact the following organizations:
      American Diabetes Association
      1701 North Beauregard Street
      Alexandria, VA 22311
      1-800-DIABETES
      1-800-342-2383
      Website: www.diabetes.org
      Ask about state and local chapters.

      American Heart Association
      7272 Greenville Avenue
      Dallas, TX 75231
      1-800-AHA-USA1
      1-800-242-8721
      Website: www.americanheart.org
      Ask about state and local chapters.

      International Diabetes Center
      3800 Park Nicollet Boulevard
      Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416-2699
      1-888-825-6315
      1-952-993-3393
      1-952-993-1302 (fax)
      Website: www.parknicollet.com/diabetes/index.html

      Joslin Diabetes Center
      One Joslin Place
      Boston, MA 02215
      1-617-732-2400
      Website: www.joslin.harvard.edu

      Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF)
      120 Wall Street
      New York, NY 10005-4001
      1-800-533-CURE
      1-800-533-2873
      1-212-785-9595 (fax)
      Website: www.jdrf.org

      National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) 1 Information Way
      Bethesda, MD 20882-3560
      1-800-860-8747
      1-301-654-3327
      1-301-907-8906 (fax)
      Website: www.niddk.nih.gov/health/diabetes/ndic.htm

      National Eye Institute (NEI)
      National Institutes of Health
      2020 Vision Place
      Bethesda, MD 20892-3655
      1-301-496-5248
      Website: www.nei.nih.gov

      National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
      Building 31, Room 9A04
      31 Center Drive, MSC 2560
      Bethesda, MD 20892-2560
      1-301-496-3583
      Website: www.niddk.nih.gov





    HELPFUL ONLINE LINKS

  • CDC Diabetes Public Health Resource
  • WebMD Diabetes Health Center
  • Space Crystals Provide Hope For Diabetes
  • Diabetes Online
  • GlaxoSmithKline: Diabetes Info, Diet and Recipes
  • Children With Diabetes Online Community
  • Lab Tests Online: Diabetes
  • What is Gestational Diabetes?
  • Understanding Gestational Diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes: Self-Care Tips
  • BabyZone: Understanding Gestational Diabetes
  • What is Different About Gestational Diabetes?
  • Diabetes & Pregnancy - Pregnancy/Childbirth
  • Jelly Bean Alternatives for Glucose Testing
  • Diabetes Resource Website
  • NIH Index - Government Publications About Gestational Diabetes
  • Plus Size Pregnancy Website by Kmom - Kmom has some excellent information & resources.


  • MOONDRAGON'S RELATED LINKS

    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information & Survival Tips
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information Index
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Gestational Diabetes (GD) Index
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Gestational Diabetes (GD)
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Gestational Diabetes Introduction & Overview
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: Gestational Diabetes Introduction & Overview (Page 2)
    MoonDragon's Pregnancy Information: ADA Clinical Practice Recommendations
    MoonDragon's Variations of Pregnancy Birthing Guidelines
    MoonDragon's Variations of Pregnancy: Glycosuria / Glucosuria In Pregnancy
    MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Pregnancy & Diabetes (Pre-gestational)
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Diabetes, Types & Descriptions
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Hypoglycemia
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Diabetic Retinopathy
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Leg Ulcers
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Bed Sores
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Bed Sores Guidelines
    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Pain Control
    MoonDragon's Nutritional Guidelines & Information
    MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Hypoglycemic Diet
    MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Gestational Diabetes Nutrition & Diet
    MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Weight Control Diet
    MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Weight Loss Diet
    MoonDragon's Pediatric Information Index
    MoonDragon's Parenting Information Index


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    DIABETES NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS


    Information, products and supplements for diabetes, a disease of the pancreas related to the release of insulin into the blood stream. Consult with your health care provider or midwife before taking any nutritional supplement or changing your dietary/medicational plan. Please note that some of these products may not be recommended for use during pregnancy. Be sure to read product descriptions carefully before using.

  • Adrenal Glandular Products
  • Alfalfa Herbal Products
  • Almond (Sweet) Herbal Oil Products
  • Aloe Vera Herbal Products
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid Products
  • Appetite Suppressant Products
  • Astragalus Herbal Products
  • Avocado Oil Herbal Products
  • Basil Essential Oil Products
  • Beanpod Herbal Products
  • Beta Carotene Products
  • Bhumy Amalaki Herbal Products
  • Bilberry Herbal Products
  • Bioflavonoids Supplement Products
  • Biotin Supplement Products
  • Bitter Melon Herbal Products
  • Blackberry Herbal Products
  • Blackseed Herbal Products
  • Blood Glucose Supplement Products
  • Blood Sugar Management Products
  • Blueberry Herbal Products
  • Books - Diabetic & Blood Sugar
  • Brewers Yeast Herbal Products
  • Buchu Herbal Products
  • Calcium Supplement Products
  • Carnitine Amino Acid Supplement Products
  • Carotene Complex Products
  • Cedar Berry Herbal Products
  • Cinnamon Herbal Products
  • Chlorella Herbal Products
  • Chromium Supplement Products
  • Coenzyme A Supplement Products
  • Completia Diabetic Products
  • CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) Products
  • Dandelion Herbal Products
  • DHEA Supplement Products
  • Diabetic Food Care Products
  • Diabetic Nutrition RX Products
  • Diabetic Supplement Products
  • Eleuthero Ginseng Herbal Products
  • Fenugreek Herbal Products
  • Fiber Supplement Products
  • Flaxseed Herbal Products
  • Flaxseed Oil Herbal Products
  • Garlic Herbal Products
  • Ginkgo Biloba Herbal Product
  • Ginseng Herbal Products
  • Glucomannan Supplement Products
  • Glucose Monitoring Devices
  • Glutamine Supplement Products
  • Goldenseal Herbal Products
  • Grape Seed Herbal Products

  • Gudmar (Gymnema) Herbal Products
  • Guduchi (Gulvel) Herbal Products
  • Hawthorn Herbal Products
  • Huckleberry Herbal Products
  • Inositol Supplement Products
  • Juniper Herbal Products
  • Kelp Herbal Products
  • Magnesium Supplement Products
  • Maitake Mushroom Herbal Products
  • Manganese Supplement Products
  • Multi-Enzyme Supplement Products
  • Mushroom Complex Herbal Products
  • Natural Calm Supplement Products
  • Oat Herbal Products
  • Olive Oil Herbal Products
  • Pancreas Glandular Products
  • Pancreatic Support Products
  • Psyllium Herbal Products
  • Pumpkin Seed Oil Herbal Products
  • Pycnogenol Supplement Products
  • Quercetin Supplement Products
  • Reishi Mushroom Herbal Products
  • Rhodiola Herbal Products
  • Samento Herbal Products
  • Rice Herbal Products
  • Salmon Fish Oil Supplement Products
  • Seabuckthorn Herbal Products
  • Sesame Seed Oil Herbal Products
  • Soy Protein Supplement Products
  • Spirulina Herbal Products
  • Spirutein Protein Supplement Products
  • Stevia Herbal Products
  • Sugar Balancer TCM Products
  • Sunflower Oil Herbal Products
  • Sutherlandia Herbal Products
  • Taurine Amino Acid Supplement Products
  • Thyroid Glandular Products
  • Uva Ursi Herbal Products
  • Vanadium Supplement Products
  • Vitamin A Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-2 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-3 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-5 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-6 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-12 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-Complex Products
  • Vitamin C Supplement Products
  • Vitamin E Supplement Products
  • Wolfberry (Goji) Herbal Products
  • Yarrow Herbal Products
  • Yohimbe Herbal Products
  • Zinc Supplement Products





  • QUALITY PRODUCTS & SUPPLEMENTS



    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.


  • Chinese Herbs Direct: Blood Sugar Herbs & Diabetes Herbal Support Information & Products


  • 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.
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    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.


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

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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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