Recommendation L-Carnitine"The amino acid L-carnitine improves insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetes..."
Our Question about level of legume consumption"...Legumes are rich in soluble fiber, which has been shown to help improve insulin resistance, the study authors note..." Recommendation Increased Fruit/Vegetable Consumption"...On the other hand, a diet rich in the soluble fiber found in fruit may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, despite the high carbohydrate content of most fruit..." Recommendation High/Increased Fiber Diet"...Both soluble and insoluble fibers delay the emptying of food from the stomach, slow the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream, and thus moderate insulin levels..." Recommendation Increased Legume Consumption"...Legumes are rich in soluble fiber, which has been shown to help improve insulin resistance, the study authors note..."
Recommendation Vitamin E"...Another study showed that vitamin E (680 IU) along with vitamin C (1200mg) will reduce the albumin excretion rate in urine which reduces the risk of end stage renal disease associated with diabetes..." Recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)"...Fred Klenner, MD has used large amounts of Vitamin C for many ailments, and says that diabetics are so deficient they should be considered as having scurvy..."
The Condition"...Over time, beta cells are unable to continue to secrete the high levels of insulin needed to maintain normal glucose levels in the face of chronic ingestion of simple sugars and refined carbohydrates..." Recommendation Increased Fruit/Vegetable Consumption"...On the other hand, a diet rich in the soluble fiber found in fruit may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, despite the high carbohydrate content of most fruit..."
Recommendation High/Increased Fiber Diet"...When soluble fiber ferments during digestion it produces 'short chain fatty acids' that increase the metabolism of glucose and thus may add to the beneficial effects of dietary fiber on diabetes..."
Relationship to Magnesium Requirement"...A low intake of magnesium, which is a common deficiency, has been associated with insulin resistance and diabetes in several studies..."
Non-Insulin Dependent: the individual's body does produce insulin but fat cells resist the insulin. Majority of cases are due to obesity.
Non-insulin dependent, resulting from tissue resistance to insulin.
Recommendation Vitamin E"...Ishwarlal Jialal and Sridevi Devaraj found that increased inflammation caused by white blood cells - monocytes - was reduced when diabetics were given 1,200 IU per day of natural vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) for three months..."
Recommendation Vitamin A"Recent research shows that Type II diabetics who consumed foods high in vitamin A were the most efficient insulin users..."
Recommendation Alpha Lipoic Acid"...600mg of alpha lipoic acid tid was found to improve polyneuropathy symptoms in patients with type II diabetes..."
Recommendation Vitamin B3 (Niacin)"Although niacin increases low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, which frequently accompanies diabetes, past guidelines did not recommend the use of niacin in patients with diabetes because of concerns about adverse effects on..."
Recommendation High/Increased Fiber Diet"...A diet high in complex carbohydrates and fiber helps increase tissue sensitivity to insulin, and a diet high in fiber-rich foods should also help those with diabetes to lose and maintain a healthy body weight..."
Recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition"(Reuters, July 27, 2006) "People who ate a low-fat vegan diet, cutting out all meat and dairy, lowered their blood sugar more and lost more weight than people on a standard American Diabetes Association diet… They lowered their cholesterol more and..."
Recommendation Vitamin Niacinamide"Niacinamide improves ATP mitochondrial production in the face of diabetogenic chemicals and thus allows insulin-producing cells of the pancreas to stay alive longer..."
Recommendation Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance"...3) Leads to the aggravation of diabetic complications such as retinopathy, cataracts, neuropathy and gastroparesis..." Recommendation Cayenne Pepper"Cayenne used topically may benefit diabetic neuropathy..."
Our Question about vision disturbances"High blood sugar can cause two problems which affect vision, namely blurred vision and retinopathy - a disease of the back of the eye..." Recommendation Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance"...3) Leads to the aggravation of diabetic complications such as retinopathy, cataracts, neuropathy and gastroparesis..."
The Condition"...Others in the study were able to improve their hemoglobin levels by using glyburide and metformin with a single dose of insulin at dinner or bedtime..."
The Condition"...Lifestyle options which include weight loss, rigid restrictions of grains, sugars and root vegetables along with one hour of daily aerobic activity seems to control Type 2 diabetes in a majority of people unless they have serious damage in their pancreas or insulin receptors..." Recommendation Aerobic Exercise" Aerobic exercise reduces the risk of diabetes and improves the diabetic condition through several different mechanisms..."
Recommendation Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance"...Roberts, a diabetes specialist, a member of the ADA, and an authority on artificial sweeteners, aspartame: 1) Leads to the precipitation of clinical diabetes..."