There are Plenty of Health Supplements Available for the Benefit of People with Diabetes
Having Type 2 Diabetes, I am told, means that I am on a slippery slope downwards.
I am told that no matter what I do, that the Diabetes will win over in the end. If I don’t have my feet amputated due to lack of circulation and then having them go gangrenous, or I don’t become blind, or end up on kidney dialysis, or have heart issues, then I guess I could count myself as one of the lucky ones. (That’s what the health professionals tell me) They tell me that eventually I will end up on insulin, as eventually the pills will stop controlling my type 2 diabetes.
Now, I consider myself a pretty clever sort of guy, and I certainly don’t intend going down to this disease without a fight. I also know that I could be considered my own worst enemy in many respects as I don’t probably take my disease as seriously as I should.
Over the past ten odd years, it seems I can manage to get control of one aspect of my life, be it either exercise, or eating, but I never seem to be able to get them both in control at the same time (for any lengthy period that is).
There were times about 7 or 8 years ago, (before I started on the Metformin) where I was a very regular Gym goer. I must have belonged to this particular Gym for about a year. I would do the requisite aerobic work for half an hour, and then I would push weights or use the machines on slowly increasing reps and weights. I must admit I felt on top of the world at that time and I certainly got stronger and lost a reasonable amount of weight, however I also realise now that my eating wasn’t right. If you asked me today, I would have to tell you that I think I carry about 15kg more than I think I should to be an optimal weight. I stopped going to the Gym for a couple of reasons, one was finances, (it was starting to eat into money when the world was going through the Financial crisis) and the other was that I was getting bored. Unfortunately I’m not the kind of person that can stick at doing the same thing forever, and so the financials, and the boredom forced me to stop, and then I became complacent, and lazy.
I have however during most of my dozen years with diabetes taken some form of supplementation, and even now when I am taking a full dose of metformin, I am still taking another 4-5 different natural supplements. Most of these supplements are aimed at improving the Hba1c, and I’m not schedules for another Hba1c until next month, so I will be interested to see whether this round of supplements has made any difference on my last Hba1c reading of 73. (I’ll keep you posted)
Also I would say right now, that besides the supplementation, neither my diet, nor my exercise are at optimal control. I still eat Ok, but also blend it with a reasonable amount of rubbish and junk food and my exercise is spasmodic. It would probably amount to 1-2 times per week, where I go a 30-50 minutes sometimes brisk walk. SO I figure, both of those areas could do with a real overhaul.
Now I guess, you’re curious as to what Supplements I’m taking (in case I’ve stumbled upon a really effective combination). I presently take the following (as well as my Metformin);
- Circumin (turmeric) tablets (for anti Inflammation)
- Co-Q-10 (Meant to be good on blood sugars)
- Resveratrol (High Strength) tablets (meant to be good for blood sugars)
- Olive leaf Extract (Research results have shown this to be effective at reducing blood sugars in a clinical trial)
- Vitatmin D tablets
I have made these above links clickable, so you can see the exact brand and strength I am taking, and you can choose to buy yourself if you wish.
Personally, I do believe the combination is working in some ways, but I generally rely on my Hba1c to tell me exactly how I’m doing.