Category Archives for "Research"

Insulin and Potassium

Insulin has a number of actions on the body besides lowering your blood glucose levels.  Insulin suppresses the breakdown and buildup of glycogen, which is the storage form of glucose, it blocks fat metabolism and the release of fatty acids, and it puts potassium into the cells by activating the sodium-potassium cellular channels.  Insulin stimulates […]

VANADIUM: Diabetes Therapy

VANADIUM: Diabetes Therapy

Vanadium is normally mined as a silvery metal.  It is useful in non-medical situations because it does not corrode easily.  About eighty percent of vanadium mined is used as part of a steel additive.  Alloys containing vanadium are extremely touch and are used for various kinds of tools, crankshafts, piston rods, axles, and armor plating.  […]

Alpha Lipoic Acid Reverses Nerve Damage In Diabetics

Alpha Lipoic Acid Reverses Nerve Damage In Diabetics

Alpha-lipoic acid is a potent antioxidant that stands out from other treatments claiming to treat diabetes mellitus (DM). Pretty much, we can say that it has a disease-altering effect on DM (1). According to a study conducted on lipoic acid, there was a considerable improvement in the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy (damage to the nerves); […]

Coenzyme Q 10: A little Known Supplement That Yields Big Results

Diabetes is a progressively increasing menace and is a consequence of the modern lifestyle. According to WHO, there are 422 million adult diabetics in the world1. In spite of many drugs available in the market, to control diabetes and its complications, the search for newer and better treatment continues. One of the compounds which is […]

Pantothenic Acid: A New Combination For Treating Polyneuropathy

Symptoms of Diabetic Shock

It is possible to get peripheral neuropathy or polyneuropathy from a nutritional deficiency. There are several deficiencies that can ultimately cause polyneuropathy and it can be difficult to identify the actual cause of why the person has polyneuropathy. In polyneuropathy, several nerves in the body become inflamed, resulting in parasthesias (tingling sensations), decreased sensitivity to […]

Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults

Symptoms of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Traditionally, doctors recognized only three types of diabetes.  The first was type 1 diabetes, which mainly affected children and young adults.  The second was type 2 diabetes, which often occurs in a person who is older.  Gestational diabetes is another type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy.  Gestational diabetes looks a lot like type 2 diabetes […]

Type 1 Diabetes Causes

Diabetes and Blindness

No one knows the exact cause of type 1 diabetes. In the vast majority of patients who have type 1 diabetes, the disease is a result of a problem in the immune system. Normally the immune system helps fight off pathogens, such as viruses and bacteria. Instead of making antibodies to fight off pathogens, the […]


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