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Popular Drugs that Steal Nutrients
Many medications deplete the body of important vitamins and minerals. Depletion of nutrients is among the most common -- and overlooked -- side effects of both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drugs. Here’s How to Protect Your Health...

L-Carnosine: An Anti-Aging Nutrient
Over the years, carnosine has come to be known as an anti-aging nutrient. In fact, it is often referred to as one of the nutrients for longevity. (Diabetes, Cataracts, Neuropathy, Atherosclerosis)

The Role of Sleep in Type 2 Diabetes
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 35 percent of Americans report getting less than the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep each night. This rampant deprivation has consequences, and not just grogginess: People who don’t get enough sleep are prone to a slew of health problems, including type 2 diabetes. (Sleep Deprivation, Type 2 Diabetes)

B Vitamins Battle Heart Disease
The evidence is steadily coming in showing that supplementing with B vitamins not only lowers homocysteine, but reduces other heart-risky conditions. (Heart Disease, Stroke, Homocysteine, Vitamin B)

Drug Induced Coenzyme Q10 Deficiency
The benefits of pharmaceutical therapy are widespread and in many cases life-saving. All of us, however, are familiar with the fact that drug therapy often results in side-effects. How often do we watch a television commercial for a new pharmaceutical agent and find that the last ten seconds consists of a rapid fire, voice over announcement listing a whole host of side-effects?  Or read a magazine advertisement with one page of ad copy and 2 pages of fine print warnings? We've discovered that in many cases these side-effects are "drug-induced nutrient deficiencies"! (CoQ10, Statin, Beta-Blocker, Diuretic, Depression)

Gymnema Sylvestre, Bitter Melon, Cinnamon Extract, Vanadium & Chromium
If you are trying to get your carbohydrate-craving and weight-storing chemistry under control, gymnema may be of benefit. Bitter melon can help by improving blood sugar balance and reducing the amount of sugars in the blood. A compound in cinnamon bark has been shown to increase glucose metabolism. Research on vanadium indicates that it may produce insulin-like activities in the body, making it of potential value for those with diabetes, insulin resistance, and metabolic syndrome. Chromium is thought to stimulate fat metabolism and to have a lowering effect on cholesterol and triglyceride levels. (Diabetic Nutrition, Diabetic Product)

Sugar Substitutes
This chart lists equivalents for sugar and brand name sugar substitutes. (Diabetic Recipes, Diabetic Cooking, Diabetic Menu, Diabetic Dessert Recipes)

Vitamin D: Is It A Miracle?
Vitamin D may also play a role in preventing Type 2 diabetes. One study, in the journal Diabetes Care, looked at data from 4,000 men and women. Vitamin D levels were significantly lower in the 187 people who developed Type 2 diabetes than in those who didn’t get diabetes. And those with the highest blood levels of vitamin D were 40% less likely to get diabetes. (Vitamin D Deficiency, Type 2 Diabetes, Glucose Metabolism)

Waking Up With High Blood Glucose Levels
Morning readings can be so frustrating! Do you go to bed with a blood glucose of 120 mg/dL (6.6 mmol/L) and wake up with a blood glucose of 170 (9.4 mmol/L) or more? Is this happening in spite of following your diet, exercise and taking your medications as your doctor prescribed? Well, don't worry; all this may be happening due to the Dawn Phenomenon or the Somogyi Effect. (Diabetes Management and High Blood Sugar)

Type 2 Review
If you've  become accustomed to the blood sugar roller coaster unleashed by refined sugars and processed foods, you've probably had fleeting thoughts about the possibility of developing type 2 diabetes. Perhaps other factors also put you at risk for diabetes. But you should know that relatively simple lifestyle modifications can prevent type 2 diabetes. ( Diabetic Risk Factors, Diabetic Symptoms, Preventing Diabetes)

Sugar Alcohol
Sugar-free candy as well as as other products using the term "sugar-free" should be evaluated for total carbohydrate content.  Sugar alcohols, though listed by their weight content within the food as listed in the Nutrition Facts panel, are not metabolized (broken down and used for energy) the way true sugars are.  Because sugar alcohols are incompletely absorbed, the FDA allows the labeling and assignment of less energy per gram to these nutritive sweeteners. (Diabetes Diet and Nutrition)

Special Mind Boosters - Super Energizers For The Mind
By taking these mind-energizers or super antioxidants you can restore optimum function and vitality to your brain. (Alzheimer's, Dementia, Brain Fog, Age-Related Memory Loss, Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Mental Focus)

Diabetic Neuropathies
Neuropathies lead to numbness and sometimes pain and weakness in the hands, arms, feet, and legs. Problems may also occur in every organ system, including the digestive tract, heart, and sex organs. An estimated 50 percent of those with diabetes have some form of neuropathy, but not all with neuropathy have symptoms.  (Types of Neuropathy, Proximal Neuropathy, Focal Neuropathy, Neuropathy Treatment)

Why You Need the Bs
B-complex vitamins are essential for your body to convert sugar and starches to energy, a chemical process called carbohydrate metabolism.  A shortage of any one of them can cause problems.  Vitamin B6 deficiency has been linked to glucose intolerance, which is an abnormally high rise in blood sugar after eating. (Diabetes Nutrition and Diabetes Management)

Glucose Intolerance Reversed by Carnitine Supplement
Supplementing with the nutrient carnitine helps obese animals to clear the extra sugar in their blood, something they had trouble doing on their own, researchers at Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, report. A team led by Deborah Muoio, Ph.D., of the Duke Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center, also performed tests on human muscle cells that showed supplementing with carnitine might help older people with prediabetes, diabetes, and other disorders that make glucose (sugar) metabolism difficult. (Glucose Intolerance, Carnitine, Prediabetes)
 
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euglycemia (you-gly-SEEM-ee-uh)
a normal level of glucose in the blood.

hyperlipidemia (HY-per-li-pih-DEE-mee-uh)
higher than normal fat and cholesterol levels in the blood.

blood glucose
the main sugar found in the blood and the body's main source of energy. Also called blood sugar.

Dextrose, also called glucose (DECKS-trohss)
simple sugar found in blood that serves as the body's main source of energy.

glucose
one of the simplest forms of sugar.
 
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