Diabetes Supplement Guide

 

Diabetes is a disease that affects 8% of the population in the United States, and 3.6% of the entire world. Caused by either a lack of insulin, as in type I diabetes, or cells that become resistant to insulin, as in type II diabetes. It has many causes, but type I generally has a strong genetic component, and type II leans more towards lifestyle.

Either way, the treatment for diabetes involves cutting down blood sugar levels, which in turn involves either upping insulin levels, or increasing sensitivity to insulin.

There are many nutritional supplements that purport to help people lower their blood sugar, and quite a bit of hype. Which ones actually work, and which ones do not? Are they safe?

This guide will break it all down for you, listing the best and the worst.

One thing to always keep in mind is to inform your doctor if you are diabetic and intend to try any supplements. If they affect your blood sugar, it could alter your metabolism and change your insulin requirements. If you continue taking the same amount of insulin, it can lead to hypoglycemia, a potentially dangerous condition.