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Old 10-08-2010, 22:50   #1
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what does it naturally then- there must be alternatives to insulin , even if they are not as effective , but it makes sense to include foods/herbs that have an effect in this way into ya diet

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I am not sure what you are asking. There is at best minimal help from some spices and herbs. There is little true scientific evidence to prove long term help. There is minimal evidence that in the short-term, something in the body needs some of these to restore a balance and then the helping effect seems to disappear.

I have written a series of four blogs on natural help. Check you blog site in my signature. I urge reading carefully and following the links. The warnings are well placed and need to be followed as some of the natural remedies can become toxic when too high a dosage is used or they are used for too long a period.

The third in the series seems to have more help over a period of time.

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i'm only talking minimal - in the same way regular daily exersize helps blood sugar control

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Hey Slide? For a type 1 like yourself, there isn't an alternative to insulin. Natural organic foods & herbs are always a good choice for diet, but not as a substitute for insulin.

Have you considered getting a pump? That might make things easier for you.




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Thanks Shanny. You are correct. I did not realize Slide was a T1. I definitely would not recommend he try many of the natural remedies. Many could do more harm than good. My blogs were written for type 2 people with diabetes.

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except for cinnamon i am finding out that supplements for lowering blood sugar are poor imitations of glyburide meaning they only work if your pancreas has stored insulin to give. i find that a vial of Humulin R given at 2 IU will beat them every time and at Walmart Humulin R cost only $25 for a 10 ml vial plus $2 for 10 syringes, no prescription required. i dislike any glyburide type crap because it destroys any chance of you having a Phase 1 insulin response afterward so your blood sugars will go sky high on as little as 8 grams of carbohydrate after using glyburide or any glyburide type supplement .

and i distrust those supplements grown in Chinese waste dumps {they use the better land to grow food for their workers, wouldn't you?}

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Hey Slide? For a type 1 like yourself, there isn't an alternative to insulin. Natural organic foods & herbs are always a good choice for diet, but not as a substitute for insulin.

Have you considered getting a pump? That might make things easier for you.
sorry, my wording was out -i didn't mean instead of , i meant more like a supplement - thats why i said in a similar way that daily exersize helps to lower bloodsugars......ganga for example can lower blood sugar(the munchies is exzactly that), and there must be a heap of stuff that can help slightly by adding to the effect of insulin...my blood sugars are pretty good -i just thought this would be an interesting post and be food for thought, not a cry for help,altho your concern is appreciated


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Glad you brought up the subject, Slide, & it gave us a chance to see Bob's articles & follow the links he includes. Thanks to both of you!

. . . and just ignore my "old mother hen" solicitude . . .

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sorry, my wording was out -i didn't mean instead of , i meant more like a supplement - thats why i said in a similar way that daily exersize helps to lower bloodsugars......ganga for example can lower blood sugar(the munchies is exzactly that), and there must be a heap of stuff that can help slightly by adding to the effect of insulin...my blood sugars are pretty good -i just thought this would be an interesting post and be food for thought, not a cry for help,altho your concern is appreciated



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... of course, since no one has mentioned a high-fat diet, yet, I will! Limiting carbs and adding more fats will certainly help.

And get a vitamin D level and recommendation from your MD, and take omega-3 fatty acids, while we are at it ...

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arn't we taught to avoid fats , as it slows down the intake of the foods to the body , and therefore makes it difficult to work out the optimum time to take insulin, and slow release carbs give us longterm good blood levels - explain further plz

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