Summary: Follow The Zone
Diet strictly, avoiding hydrogenated oils and trans
fats completely. Use Enzymatic
Therapy Doctor's Choice for Glucose Regulation OR Jarrow Glucose Optimizer and The Water
Cure long term. Do the Antiparasitic
Regimen. Practice toxin avoidance, especially Metals.
|Warning: Some of these measures, especially deparasitizing, can have an immediate and profound effect on the need for insulin. Someone who is using insulin for diabetes management must check blood sugar levels often when using alternative supplements to prevent overmedicating!
If more action is needed, consider using additional fenugreek, one of the supplements which is thought to rebuild pancreatic beta cells. Fenugreek extract is included in the Enzymatic Therapy Doctor's Choice for Glucose Regulation and Jarrow Glucose Optimizer, but extra capsules of fenugreek can be used to speed the process.
If there is incomplete digestion of foods, use an enzyme product such as Enzymatic Therapy Megazyme or bromelain capsules with every meal or snack which contains proteins or oils until the pancreas is producing sufficient enzymes on its own and this is no longer a problem. This may especially be a problem with diabetics undergoing conventional treatment with insulin. The insulin does control blood sugar levels but does nothing to address the possible pancreatic deficiency in producing enzymes. The enzymes help digest protein and fats, which help control blood sugar levels (when they are adequate digested) as well as provide important nutrients for the body, so this can be a crucial aspect of diabetes management.
|If there are any limbs or other body extremities with insufficient circulation use Hot and Cold Water Therapy IMMEDIATELY twice per day. This has saved many limbs from diabetes and is quite reliable. Best done when there are sufficient nutrients in the body, but should be done immediately whether there are or not if there is a need.
Another herb which helps control blood sugar levels is cinnamon and it can be used on foods as desired. However, too much can cause problems with burning diarrhea, similar to eating jalapeno peppers, and the amount of cinnamon that causes this is often a small serving, as little as 1/2 teaspoon or less at one time, so should be used with this mind.
Enzymatic Therapy Doctor's Choice for Glucose Regulation, formerly known as Doctor's Choice for Diabetics, contains most of the necessary nutrients to combat the disorder. A more recently introduced supplement, Jarrow Glucose Optimizer, is a similar formula. Both contain adequate chromium and other necessary nutrients. The Jarrow formula appears to be slightly better, and includes cinnamon, however, it does not include vanadium, which may be a critical nutrient in some cases. Vanadium, like chromium, is a trace mineral and tiny amounts are needed for health. One theory of diabetes is that a toxic form of vanadium is consumed or absorbed and displaces the nutrient form, making the disease worse. The toxic form is thought to be a component of natural gas, so check carefully to ensure there are no natural gas leaks in the home, even the tiniest amount, which is a good idea regardless. A good plan may be to alternate between the two supplements to see which controls blood sugar levels best.
Although the diabetes supplements recommended above address most nutrient deficiencies common to diabetes, they do not provide essential fatty acids, which may be important in some cases. See EFA Supplements for suggestions, such as for using Jarrow Omega Balance or NSI Mega EFA and for long term use after the problem is under control, see the General Maintenance Regimen and consider a good multivitamin that has plenty of chromium and other helpful nutrients, such as NSI Synergy Energy Multivitamin Version 2.
Gold appears to the most common toxic metal which may contribute to diabetes. It appears to have an affinity for the pancreas and accumulate there, affecting the pancreatic beta cells which produce insulin. All gold jewelry should be removed. Titanium jewelry, the most body inert metal, can be used instead if jewelry is necessary.
| Chromium Supplementation Enhances Insulin Action
Human studies of supplemental chromium (as chromium picolinate) up to 1000 micrograms (mcg) per day showed no adverse effects and should be considered safe.
Leading scientific researchers presented the latest epidemiological and clinical data on the role of chromium picolinate supplementation in chronic disease at the Council for the Advancement of Diabetes Research and Education (CADRE) Research Summit: Chromium in Health and Disease. Recent research suggests that chromium enhances insulin action which may help lower some risk factors for diseases associated with insulin resistance, such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and atypical depression.
Insulin resistance is a condition associated with obesity and is also strongly related to hypertension, lipid disorders and cardiovascular disease. "Prior human studies have suggested that chromium picolinate decreases insulin levels and improves blood sugar metabolism in both obese people and people with type 2 diabetes," stated William T. Cefalu, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and co-chair of the CADRE Summit. "This summit is important because not only will leading experts present relevant data regarding clinical observations with this nutrient, but precise studies assessing the mechanism of action will be presented," added Cefalu.
Chromium is an essential mineral that potentiates insulin, a hormone that influences carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism. "There is a widespread tendency toward increased consumption of highly processed foods such as refined sugar which is not only low in chromium, but also stimulates chromium losses," states Richard Anderson, PhD, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center. "Essentially all the studies using chromium picolinate supplementation for impaired glucose intolerance and diabetes showed a positive effect," added Anderson.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) reviewed the scientific literature on chromium picolinate and did not find any basis to set an Upper Limit (UL), meaning that there were no substantive concerns about safety of chromium at any of the levels used in relevant studies. "This review included human studies of supplemental chromium (as chromium picolinate) up to 1000 micrograms (mcg) per day and there were no observed adverse effects from intake of chromium, hence chromium picolinate is safe," commented John Hathcock, PhD, vice president, scientific and international affairs of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).
The Council for the Advancement of Diabetes Research and Education (CADRE) is a not-for-profit organization committed to reducing the devastating complications of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes through achievement of tight metabolic control. To achieve this goal, CADRE provides health care professionals with scientific information and educational programs that support, highlight, and promote practical guidelines for patient education and management as well as cutting-edge research in diabetes pathophysiology and treatment. CADRE programs are funded by educational grants from Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer Inc., and Nutrition 21.
Source: Diabetes In Control Dot Com.