Besides eating well and exercising, most of us need and should take basic supplements. It may be that the soil in which we grow our food is depleted, no longer containing the same nutrients it did in the past; or it may be that we are just measuring our needs better. But thousands of studies have proven that basic supplementation helps avoid and ameliorate most diseases, including diabetes.
In my practice, I suggest a few supplements to just about everyone. If you are diabetic or pre-diabetic, consider taking these staples:
There are many other supplements on the market. Some are marketed specifically for diabetes, weight management, and other related diseases. Always stay in communication with your doctor or other health care practitioner, and monitor your symptoms and blood sugar numbers as regularly as you and they think necessary to avoid getting “behind the eight ball,” and sliding further into this disease.
Paul Berger, MD is a board-certified Family Practitioner in Boulder, Colorado. He is also board-certified and is a Founding Diplomat of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine as well as a former Board Member of the American Holistic Medical Association. Dr. Berger lives in Boulder with his family where they are all very involved in their local community.