Prediabetes

Do You Have Pre-Diabetes?

Pre-diabetes occurs when a person’s blood sugar is elevated above normal but not quite to diabetic levels. People with pre-diabetes have either impaired fasting glucose (IFG), impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), or both. To determine if IFG is present, you must fast overnight and then have your…

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To Avoid Diabetes, Get More Zzzz’s

If you have teenage children or grandchildren, you’ll want to listen up. A new study shows that teens who stay up too late texting or studying won’t just suffer from irritability—that lack of sleep can also lead to diabetes. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of…

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The Power of Vinegar

Researchers studying the effects of vinegar on people living with diabetes found that two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (mixed with water and a non-caloric sweetener) reduced glucose and insulin response and helped to better control blood sugar when taken just before a high-carbohydrate meal…

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Aloe Vera Supplement Treats Metabolic Syndrome

I’ve told you before about the many medicinal uses for aloe, including its ability to heal burns and alleviate gastrointestinal woes, to name a few. Now, preliminary research suggests that aloe vera supplements can significantly lower blood sugar and cholesterol in people with pre-diabetes and…

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Benefits of Vitamin B1 for Your Kidneys

Diabetes takes a toll on many organs in the body, and the kidneys are one of the hardest hit. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure and accounts for almost half of all cases diagnosed each year. The good news is that you’re not pre…

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Vinegar and Diabetes Treatment

A few years ago, researchers studying the effects of vinegar for diabetes, found that two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (mixed with water and a non-caloric sweetener) reduced glucose and insulin response when taken just before a high-carbohydrate meal consisting of a bagel and orange juice.…

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Chromium: A Primary Natural Treatment for Diabetes

Chromium is a trace mineral that improves the action of insulin and helps move glucose and other nutrients into the cells. Its therapeutic value was first discovered in the 1950s, when researchers isolated a previously unknown substance from pork kidney. When they gave this substance to laboratory…

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