Diabetes type 1
Will your diabetic pill product work for an insulin dependent type 1 diabetic?
A person with type I diabetes will always need to be on
insulin therapy. No natural supplement or medication will change
that. However, it is possible, with the proper use of natural
supplements, diet and exercise to modify how a type 1 diabetic uses insulin.
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Some of the ingredients found in the Blood Sugar Support product are thought to work by making
the cells in the body more sensitive to insulin. If cells become more
sensitive to the affects of insulin, it may be possible to use less or to have
the same amount have a greater affect.
Exercise is one of the greatest tools for any diabetic to use in an effort to
change the amount of insulin needed. Intense exertion of the muscles
greatly depletes glycogen stores within the muscles. Glycogen is the
body's way of storing fuel in the muscles and is made up of glucose molecules
linked together. When glycogen is depleted through intense muscle
exertion, the cells of the muscle become very sensitive to insulin because they
are desperate for an influx of glucose from the blood. Many people who
are diabetic will notice a sharp fall in blood sugar levels after doing intense
exercise, particularly exercise that is focused on strength training and muscle
Any person with type 1 diabetes needs to be very careful when introducing any
new therapy for modulating blood sugar. This is true for incorporating
new forms of insulin, different doses of insulin, natural supplements, dietary
changes and new exercise programs. If someone is not careful they may end
up causing blood sugar levels to fall too low which can lead to a very
dangerous, possibly life-threatening situation. Start any changes very
slowly and monitor your blood sugar levels more regularly. Also, always
keep with you a readily available source of glucose in case you feel blood
sugar levels are falling rapidly.
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As a certified and fully trained Naturopathic Doctor, Passero has trained and preceptored with some of the nation's leading doctors in the field of natural medicine, working under the guidance of MD’s, Chiropractors, Naturopaths and Acupuncturists. Furthermore, he is currently the Vice President of the Maryland Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
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