​Natural Remedies

Diabetes requires regular blood sugar tests and medical intervention. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.

What You Need To Know:

• Go for the chromium
Under the supervision of a doctor, take 200 mcg a day of this essential trace mineral to improve glucose tolerance

• Fight back with fiber
Under a doctor’s supervision, stabilize your blood sugar by eating fiber from whole grains, beans (legumes), vegetables, and fruit, and consider using a fiber supplement such as psyllium or guar gum

• Protect with alpha lipoic acid
Protect against diabetic complications, such as nerve and kidney damage, by taking 600 to 1,200 mg of this supplement per day

• Discover EPO
Help relieve pain from diabetic neuropathy by taking 4 grams of evening primrose oil supplements per day

• Get to know niacinamide

Talk to a knowledgeable healthcare provider to determine if taking large amounts of the supplement niacinamide might prevent or limit the severity of type 1 diabetes in your family.

These recommendations are not comprehensive and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or pharmacist.