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Supplements for Diabetes

"Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine", National Institute of Health. People with diabetes take supplements to manage their diabetes and diabetes complications. We have listed articles that discuss supplements and their believed benefits and harm. We suggest you speak with your health care professionals about whether you should take dietary supplements.


Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Diabetes Care

Omega-3 fatty acids are a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential to Diabetic health. Omega-3 fatty acids and Omega-6 fatty acids are of interest for diabetes mellitus because having Type 2 Diabetes increases the risk of a person getting heart disease and stroke. Read more...


Magnesium for Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Magnesium is a mineral. Foods high in magnesium include green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, and some whole grains. Various forms of magnesium are sold as tablets, capsules, or liquids. Read more...


Garlic for Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Garlic (Allium sativum) is an herb used to flavor food. Garlic can also be processed and made into dietary supplements. In some cultures, garlic is used for medicinal purposes. The chemical in garlic of most interest for health purposes is allicin. Read more... 


Managing Type 2 Diabetes with CoQ10 Supplement

Coenzyme Q10, often referred to as CoQ10 (sometimes written as CoQ10; other names include ubiquinone and ubiquinol) is a vitamin-like substance. CoQ10 helps cells make energy and acts as an antioxidant. Meats and seafood contain small amounts of CoQ10. Read more... 


Managing Type 2 Diabetes with Chromium Supplement

Chromium is a metal and an essential trace mineral. Chromium is found in some foods, such as meats, animal fats, fish, brown sugar, coffee, tea, some spices, whole-wheat and rye breads, and brewer's yeast. Read more... 


Managing Type 2 Diabetes with Alpha-Lipoic Acid

Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA, also known as lipoic acid or thioctic acid) is a chemical that is similar to a vitamin. It is an antioxidant--a substance that prevents cell damage caused by substances called free radicals in a process called oxidative stress. Read more... 


Foods as Dietary Supplements for Diabetes

Many researcher and people with Type 2 diabetes believe foods can play an important role in controlling blood sugar and diabetes complications. But it is tough to find a food containing an active chemical at the right concentration to control diabetes. Here are a few foods may help depending on who you believe. Read more...

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