Diabetes has long been a major problem worldwide, with certain regions and ethnic groups suffering more from Metabolic Syndrome, which may include diabetes. People with high blood sugar are 2 to 4 times more likely to have an increased risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Men with undiagnosed Type II diabetes suffer erectile dysfunction at a rate of 1:10. It will effect your eye sight, nerve sensitivity and circulation, let alone the potential for kidney disease and amputations. So, everyone should begin now, whether you have it yet, or not. Unfortunately, pharmaceutical solutions have harmful side effects and most people believe they do not have to change their lifestyle, or simply will not, if they go on a medicine. Historically, the most common natural sources for help with blood sugar are red yeast rice and policosanol, along with a number of private labeled products that are unproven.
Begin with an exercise program that includes cardio, weights and movement, no less than twice per day. Jumping jacks turn out to be the most important exercise you can perform. A mix of jumping jacks, core and cardio in the morning combined with weight training in the afternoon is an excellent idea. If you can't do full jumping jacks, standing and simply performing the motion with your arms 50 times, several times per day; leg lifts and light weight, even soup cans are fine as a start - the bottom line is you MUST get exercise and movement, no less than twice per day!
Add a solid diet based on low glycemic foods, eating smaller amounts per meal and more meals throughout the day. See http://herbalultra.com/blogs/blood-sugar-diabetes-and-you/15855857-choosing-foods-for-diabetes-blood-sugar-control for ideas.
Once you commit to a solid diet and exercise program, here are natural products or supplements that can help.
Citrus Bergamia Risso
An Italian citrus found in the Calabria region, an area long known for low instance of cardiovascular health issues. The essential oil from the peel has long been used in soaps, candles and Earl Grey tea. Now a patented extract from the abedo (tissue on the inside of the peel) and the balance of the citrus has published human clinical studies for support of healthy blood sugar, cholesterol & triglycerides. The testimonials are remarkable and results are reported within a two to three days. Citrus Bergamia Risso has more research which has been approved by the National Institutes of Health, than any natural product on the market today.
The human clinical studies showed dramatic results supporting not only healthy LDL, Triglyceride and blood sugar levels, but also HDL and blood pressure, no other natural products have studies that demonstrate these results.
Nigella sativaNigella sativa, also known as black seed, has been valued for its medicinal properties for around 2,000 years. It has been shown that some of the active compounds in black seed can have an anti-diabetic effect. In order to take advantage of this, use the oil made from the seeds and use it in water or a juice daily to help modulate the effects of diabetes.
CinnamonThis is perhaps one of the best-known (and widely-researched) treatments for diabetes. Research has found that many of the bioactive ingredients in this popular spice are able to mimic the action of insulin. In other words, they make it easier for glucose to travel from the bloodstream to the cells (where they are needed for energy). This, in turn, prevents high blood sugar and all the problems that can go with it.
Grape seed extractMany people are not aware of this, but the liver (like the pancreas) plays a big role in regulating blood sugar levels and keeping them in a range that is safe for the body. Grape seed extract can help because it is able to protect and rejuvenate liver tissue and support healthy liver function. This is a very important factor to consider for diabetics.
Despite the off-putting name, bitter melon is a popular Indian remedy for diabetes and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years for this and many other conditions. It is believed that compounds in bitter melon mimic the action of insulin in the body and can help with natural blood sugar regulation and control.
So consider the natural remedies listed above. They can help diabetics to regulate their blood sugar levels safely and avoid the serious long-term complications like kidney failure that can be so devastating for people with this condition.