Blood Glucose and Diabetes Supplements
Let’s talk about the different types of Diabetes and some herbal Diabetes supplements that can help stabilize blood glucose.
There are three types of diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational.
First, Type 1 Diabetes occurs when the body sees the insulin-secreting cells of the pancreas as foreign and begins attacking them. This renders them useless. The body is then no longer able to produce insulin.
A person with Type 1 diabetes must watch the amount of carbohydrates they eat. They must also take insulin injections or use an insulin pump, and carefully watch their blood glucose levels.
People with Type 1 Diabetes also must worry about low blood glucose levels. Low blood glucose can happen when you take too much insulin, or don’t eat enough food.
This can cause symptoms such as shaking, cold sweats, dizziness, and light-headedness. Some people feel nauseated when their blood glucose drops.
The symptoms are different for everyone, so make sure you know what your symptoms are, and how to treat low blood sugar. The quickest way to treat it is with glucose tablets. Juice or sweetened drinks will work if you don’t have glucose tablets.
If you find a diabetic person unconscious, always test their blood glucose level. When you test it, if it is low and they are unresponsive, call 911 and give them an injection of glucagon.
Most diabetics always have this available in case of an emergency. It is in a small red plastic case with a liquid-filled syringe and a vial.
You must inject the liquid into the vial, mix the solution, draw it back out into the syringe, and inject it into the muscle of the arm. There are always detailed instructions inside the red case.
Second, Type 2 Diabetes happens when the body does not produce enough insulin and/or the body’s resists the insulin that is made. This type of diabetes can be controlled by weight loss, diet, and blood glucose control.
Keeping a close eye on carbs and blood glucose are very important for people with Type 2 diabetes as well. Sometimes people with this type of Diabetes need to take insulin injections or oral diabetes medications to help control their blood glucose levels.
Of course, Type 2 diabetics who are on oral medications or insulin must watch out for low blood sugar levels as well. Always keep glucose tablets with you just to be safe.
Finally, Gestational Diabetes occurs during pregnancy, usually in the second trimester when hormones increase. The strain of carrying the baby causes extra demands on the mother’s body, often leading to increased insulin resistance.
If the mother cuts back on carbohydrates and added sugars and eats a well-balanced diet, she can avoid having to take medications. Sometimes medication is inevitable, however, so be prepared for that. Don’t “beat yourself up” if you need a little help with your blood glucose.
Sometimes Gestational Diabetes leads to Type 2 Diabetes after the baby is born. However, the chances are lower if you were able to change your diet and control your blood glucose without medications during pregnancy.
In addition to the aforementioned treatments, there are several natural herbs that can help control blood glucose levels.
(Ascophyllum nodosum and Fucus vesiculosus) can control the absorption of glucose and insulin secretion effectively to control blood glucose levels.
Helps control blood glucose by inhibiting protein glycosylation and lipid peroxide, prevents diabetes syndrome by suppressing vascular inflammation
Has a tonic effect on the lungs and it is valid for the insufficiency of lung-qi. It also can reduce complications caused by the early stages of diabetes.
Enhances immunity, protects the cardiovascular system, and reduces blood glucose levels.
Luckily, each of these herbs can be found in a perfect blend in Bioterra’s Blood Glucose…Zing! Supplement.
Also a good blood glucose supplement. It can help lower fasting blood sugar, lower insulin levels, and help insulin work in people with type 2 diabetes.
Assists with blood sugar control as well…it can help mimic the effects of insulin and help blood glucose get into the cells…plus it tastes great!
To summarize, choose whole grains, fresh fruits & vegetables, lean proteins and low-fat dairy. Eat a well-balanced diet and check your blood glucose regularly.
100% Whole Wheat bread and tortillas
Fruits & Vegetables
90% Lean ground turkey or beef
Beans (Pinot, Navy, Kidney, Black, Northern)
Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans).
Reduced fat or 1% milk