How to control hypoglycemia, diabetes and glucose levels

How to control hypoglycemia, diabetes and glucose levels

The food and supplements we consume, which are vital in supporting healthy blood sugar maintenance, are discussed in Life Extension’s protocols for hypoglycemia, diabetes and glucose control. Diabetic neuropathy, a potential effect of uncontrolled diabetes, is another protocol of interest to individuals affected by diabetes.

Glucose Management / Blood Sugar Science & Research

Optimize your longevity with a healthy diet, regular exercise and supplements designed to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

Frequently Asked Glucose Management / Blood Sugar Questions

What are the best ways to control high blood sugar?

Controlling blood sugar levels is important for everyone, not only for those with diabetes. People with diabetes will likely require medications like insulin or metformin and should discuss any adjuvant therapies with their doctor before trying them. Additional ways to support healthy blood glucose are by eating a low glycemic-load diet (e.g. Mediterranean diet) and exercising a minimum of 150 minutes per week. Ingredients such as white mulberry leaf, sorghum bran, benfotiamine and cinnamon and clove extracts may help support healthy glucose levels.

What causes diabetes?

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are very different. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition in which little or no insulin is produced by the pancreas. As a result, people with type 1 diabetes undergo lifelong insulin therapy. Type 2 diabetes is much more common and often develops slowly over time. The body gradually becomes resistant to the effects of endogenous insulin, so blood sugar levels remain elevated. Type 2 diabetes can be caused by a convergence of factors, including poor diet, excess body weight and sedentary lifestyle. Improving these factors, and medication if necessary, can often help those with type 2 diabetes bring glucose levels under control.

Does exercise help prevent diabetes?

Yes. Exercise can also help those with type 2 diabetes bring blood sugar levels under control. Physical activity can help improve glucose control, lower the risk of cardiovascular disease (which is elevated in those with diabetes) and facilitate weight loss. As excess weight is a risk factor for diabetes, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk. The current recommendation is to get a minimum of 150 minutes every week of moderate-intensity exercise.

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Diabetes and Glucose Control

This protocol explains the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and how elevated blood sugar, even within the normal range, can damage tissues throughout the body.

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In this protocol you will learn about the causes and symptoms of hypoglycemia, as well as the natural strategies for maintaining blood sugar levels within a normal, healthy range.

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Omega-7 Protects Against Metabolic Syndrome

Scientists have uncovered a specific type of omega-7 that is so unique that Harvard Medical School has applied for a patent on it. Omega-7 mitigates many of the underlying factors involved in metabolic syndrome by reducing the risk of type II diabetes, increasing beneficial HDL, reducing inflammation, and helping to prevent the buildup of arterial plaque.

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The Multiple Benefits of Metformin

Used in the treatment of type II diabetes for the past 40 years, metformin produces helpful side benefits that can protect against the complications associated with the disease.

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Are We All Pre-Diabetic?

Scientific studies confirm the risk of dying significantly increases unless you achieve optimal 24-hour-a-day glucose control. Yet more than 80% of adults have fasting blood glucose above 85 mg/dL—a level that increases risk of vascular diseases. Alarming new data reveal that blood sugar surges after meals heightens incidence of stroke, retinal damage, and cancer even more. When tested in humans, a novel green coffee bean extract suppressed dangerous after-meal blood sugar spikes up to 32%!

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Lipoic Acid

Exciting new research reveals that the unique antioxidant lipoic acid can provide important protection against metabolic syndrome—a precursor to fatal diseases like diabetes, stroke and heart disease. Learn how this multifaceted agent also guards against many other diseases.

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