I’m pre-diabetic and I’m really afraid of progressing to diabetes.
Q. Dear Terry, “I’m pre-diabetic and I’m really afraid of progressing to diabetes. I’ve read a lot about your diet suggestions, which are really helpful! Are there vitamins or other natural things that can help prevent diabetes?” — Alysia C., Centennial, CO
A. Dear Alysia, I’m glad you understand that diet plays a huge role in our ability to fight disease. I recommend restricting all sugar and foods made with sugar, refined flour, and refined carbohydrates. While I understand this takes a huge effort, it can make a real difference. For additional information, I also recommend checking out the following websites: www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com and www.drperlmutter.com. You should also read the books, Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter and Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis.
My favorite botanical ingredient for controlling blood sugar is Hintonia latiflora. This botanical is great for prevention and treatment of blood sugar issues. Research has shown it can also help prevent people with pre-diabetes from developing type 2 diabetes.
Hintonia latiflora has been studied in Europe for over 60 years and has shown great promise for people with blood sugar issues. In clinical studies, Hintonia latiflora was combined with synergistic ingredients like vitamin C, vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, biotin, zinc, and chromium. Together, these ingredients were shown to lower hemoglobin A1C levels by 10%, improve fasting and postprandial blood sugar by 23% and 24% respectively, balance total cholesterol and reduce triglyceride levels, prevent hypoglycemia, and reduce medication use. I always encourage people to discuss supplementation with their healthcare practitioner before making any changes in medication usage.
Sensible adjustments to diet and exercise can go a long way towards preventing diabetes, but in addition, I would strongly urge you to add a clinically studied Hintonia latiflora to your daily regimen. The form I recommend is combined with trace amounts of B vitamins, folic acid, chromium, zinc, and vitamins C and E. These ingredients help protect against oxidative damage to blood vessels, stop nerve damage, and keep metabolism functioning well. I would take this combination with every meal.
Terry . . . Naturally