There are two main types of supplements for diabetes. The first are supplements that help lower blood sugar levels. Chromium is well known for this, cinnamon is another. These can be important, especially early on, for those that are working on the dietary and exercise changes that are really the most important components of blood-sugar lowering. There are a lot of great combination products that mix and match several of these together in to one product.
The other category are supplements that help protect the body from the blood vessel and nerve damage of high blood sugars. Alpha-lipoic acid and benfotiamine are especially helpful and well-researched.
High blood sugars can also increase the excretion of some important nutrients so a lot can be done with vitamin and mineral repletion and specific antioxidant supplements to protect and nourish the body.
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