In now days, diabetes has become more popular than before. People either cannot produce more insulin, or the cells have no response to the existing insulin (insulin resistance).
There are two types of diabetes:
- Type 1, one kind of autoimmune disease, as the insulin-secreting cell from the pancreas are destroyed by some kinds of viral infection, we can see some children have such phenomenon.
- Type 2, usually it is common in adults, as the secretion of insulin is normal, but the cells in the body don’t respond to it.
Both of the types will hurt human’s organs and tissues, such as the eyes, kidney because of the toxic levels of the blood sugar. The symptoms of the diabetes will be possibly polyuria, polyphagia and polydipsia.
To help the type 1 diabetes, insulin injections and dietary caring will be most important for the people traditionally.
For the type 2 diabetes, there are some vitamins supplement on the market to delay the diabetes. Normally such kind of supplement will contain chromium which is much higher than the common vitamins products, and help people decrease fasting blood glucose levels and the insulin/glycosylated hemoglobin -HbA1c.
For some pregnant women but with gestational diabetes, the prenatal multivitamins will not be enough to control the blood sugar any more. In one placebo-controlled study among 30 women with diabetes during the pregnancy, the researcher concluded that the supplement with chromium has one promising result of improvement of the blood sugar control.
Another common nutrition is alpha lipoic acid which will be helpful improve the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, most important is, it can improve the insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control.
Cinnamon, also is one of the common seasoning in food, showed an effective result to cure the type 2 diabetes, while it can be used for high cholesterol. But the studies were still uncertain as it was hard to find the relationship between the dose of cinnamon and improvement of the blood sugar.
Beside above supplements, we still have other ways to improve the blood sugar control.
Monitoring your dietary. If you find your blood sugar is abnormal, then you have to change your dietary to eating certain foods with low figures of glycemic index and glycemic load.
The last thing is to do more exercises, losing weight, as of now obesity has become one of the potential risk may leads to diabetes.