Natural Approaches to the Prevention and Management of Diabetes Mellitus*

Chris D. Meletis, N.D., and Ben Bramwell

According to facts and figures provided by the American Diabetes Association, there are an estimated 15.7 million people in the United States with diabetes. Approximately 5.4 million of these people have not yet been diagnosed.1 The hyperglycemia resulting from types I and II diabetes mellitus can lead to multiple challenges for the person with diabetes. Patients who are struggling to compensate for a lack of insulin secretion and/or a lack of insulin efficiency face possible complications, such as retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy, and atherosclerosis. At the core of preventing and dealing with diabetes mellitus is an understanding of how the body regulates the metabolism of its principal energy source, glucose, and how specific nutrients, diet modifications, and supportive botanical medicines can be utilized to optimize glucose metabolism.

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