Alternative Health Options for Diabetics - Diabetes-related Health Supplements
by N J Howell
Controlling Blood Sugar Levels
Homeopathic for RLS
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you may have found this page in a search for information on diabetic challenges. I want to reiterate here, the same thing I say on the articles page, which is that I truly believe most cases of diabetes can be reversed without medication, through positive lifestyle and dietary changes. In addition to healthy changes you can make, I believe there are effective natural approaches to helping the body balance blood sugar levels.
Luckily, there are companies that carry supplements to help your body maintain healthy blood sugar levels, safely and naturally. As always, if you are under a doctor's care for diabetes or other health conditions, check with your doctor before adding anything new to your health regimen. This is particularly important if you are on insulin or other drugs for diabetes.
Natural Blood Sugar Remedies:
Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is probably the main focus in the day of a diabetic. It's vital for managing diabetes that blood sugar levels stay within normal range. For many, this involves prescription medications.
What is "normal range"? That's not quite as simple a quetion to answer as it might appear. Normal blood sugar levels vary throughout the day, depending on a number of factors. For example, when a person is first waking up in the morning a normal blood sugar reading should be under 100 mg/dl. If that same person should measure their blood sugar 2 hours after a meal, a reading called postprandial, then normal could mean less than 140 mg/dl. There's a chart here that lists acceptable blood sugar levels.
While keeping track of your levels and learning how levels affect you can be a challenge, it proves important to the diabetic. Western medicine has specific ways of addressing diabetes but often offers little in the way of curative options.
Lifestyle changes, such as those suggested by nutritionist and alternative health advocates are helping many. Many are finding that the use of natural remedies may be helpful. There are remedies that balance blood sugar levels before and after meals. It's good to know what all your options are, for addressing your diabetes. You may want to read about this combo from Native Remedies: Diabetonic / Insulate Plus.
Health Disclaimer: This information on natural diabetes remedies is not meant to replace any advice you have received from your chosen healthcare practitioner; nor is it advisable to go off any current diabetes medication without your doctor's consent and approval. Discuss these natural options with your doctor. There are doctors who recognize the value of adjunctive health care remedies and your doctor may be willing to work with you on trying some natural remedies for maintaining wellness.