Special Note About Type 1 Diabetes

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Filed Under: Diabetes, Blood Sugar
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Type 1 diabetes is sometimes referred to as juvenile diabetes because it usually appears before the age of 20 (though it can present itself at any age).  It results from the inability of the pancreas to produce adequate insulin.  

While the vast majority of people living with diabetes are suffering from the type 2 variety, it is important to note that the advice found in this blog and in my Health & Healing newsletter apply to both forms of the disease.   

If you’re dealing with type 1 diabetes you, too, should adhere to the recipes for diabetics, you should take supplements for diabetes, and you should strive to exercise regularly.   

Although people with type 1 diabetes will in all likelihood require supplemental insulin for the rest of their lives, it has been scientifically proven that regular exercise and specific nutrients—such as the mineral vanadium—may reduce insulin requirements in these individuals.  

Additionally, scores of studies show that aggressive use of targeted nutritional supplements, including antioxidants, B-complex vitamins, magnesium, lipoic acid, and evening primrose oil, protect against diabetes complications in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.  

So, while you shouldn’t expect to reverse type 1 diabetes per se, you can still apply many of the recommendations found in this blog.  

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