"Having practiced in the natural health care field for over 25 years, and having specialized in nutrition, I'm always looking for quality products for my patients. "Diabetes Support" is a great product, with the right ingredients, at the right dosage, for the right price!"
Michael L. Smith, D.C. - Palos Verdes Estates, CA
"I chose Diabetes Support Supplements to support my healthy range in glucose levels and improve my overall health. I was very impressed with the quality of ingredients especially the one gram of pure cocoa powder. I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking to better control their glucose levels and increase their overall energy and mood."
L. Hoffman, San Dimas, CA
"I have been taking Diabetes Support for nearly three months now and I have seen improved glucose control, less fatigue and increased energy levels. I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking to improve their overall wellbeing. I have tried other supplement products in the past but this is the first product that really improved my energy levels."
S. Coonrod, Portland, OR
“I wanted to benefit from the effects of chocolate but must avoid the sugar and fats that go into processing. I was happy to see a product that combines so many quality ingredients and cocoa powder found in Diabetes Support Supplements. I have taken the product for several months now and have seen a marked improvement in my glucose levels. Additionally, I have more energy and feel great. Thank you”
D. Schaumburg, Albany OR
“Chocolate good for the heart and brain, according to new meta-analysis. British investigators are reporting that individuals who ate the most chocolate had a 37% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 29% lower risk of stroke compared with individuals who ate the least amount of chocolate.” Heartwire, Michael O’Riordan August 29, 2011
“A new study has found that the cocoa in dark chocolate could help to prevent diabetes.” Diabetes.co.uk March 25, 2011
“A new study shows that consuming chocolate on a regular basis is associated with a reduced risk of stroke. Chocolate is thought to have cardiovascular benefits due to the flavonoids in cocoa that have antioxidant properties. Antioxidants protect the body from damage caused by free radicals and can suppress oxidation of low-density lipoprotein. Dark-chocolate consumption has also been shown to reduce blood pressure, a strong risk factor for stroke, as well as improve endothelial and platelet function and ameliorate insulin resistance.” Heartwire, Allison Gander October 27, 2011
"Even consuming a relatively small amount of chocolate had quite a large impact on stroke risk," lead investigator Dr Susanna Larsson (National Institute of Environmental Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden) said in a news release. Heartwire, Michael O’Riordan August 29, 2011
“According to a study published in the June 3rd issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, drinking real cocoa does the heart a favor, especially for people with diabetes. When a group of people with type 2 diabetes drank three high-flavanol cocoa drinks a day for 4 weeks, blood flow within their arteries increased by 30%.” By Paula Rasich “According to a recent diabetes related study, a research team at Columbia University found that Asian spice Turmeric could have a major role to play in preventing the development of type 2 diabetes.” Diabetes.co.uk June 23, 2008 “A potent anti-inflammatory, turmeric works in two main ways: It suppresses an enzyme called cyclooxygenase (COX) that creates proinflammatory signals in the body, and it inhibits a gene that enhances production of proinflammatory molecules.” John Neustadt, ND
A new study by Australian scientists has found that a lack of vitamin D especially from sunlight, can put many people at a greater risk of ill health and developing Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes.co.uk July 29, 2011
“In recent studies, adults given vitamin D supplementation were shown to improve insulin sensitivity.” Mayo Clinic
“In one study, led by Dr Mahir Karakas (University of Ulm, Germany), researchers found there was 68% lower risk of coronary heart disease among women with higher levels of vitamin D compared with subjects with lower levels of vitamin D.” TheHeart.org
“Another study, led by Dr Jonathan Emberson (University of Oxford, UK), showed that there was a 17%, 24%, and 21% lower risk of vascular death, nonvascular death, and all-cause mortality in individuals with high serum 25(OH) vitamin D3 compared with subjects with low serum levels enrolled in the Whitehall study.” TheHeart.org
“Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.” University of Maryland Medical Center
“A new international study has found that a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can help lower the chances of developing conditions such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.” “
Omega-3 fatty acids are thought to stimulate a process called "insulin signalling cascade", which helps to improve the way in which blood sugar is used in the body. The research is the first to reveal that the insulin signalling cascade becomes more active with dietary omega-3 fatty acids, which can help how the body uses energy.” Diabetes.co.uk November 11, 2011
“Fish oil has also been tried for preventing heart disease or stroke. The scientific evidence suggests that fish oil really does lower high triglycerides, and it also seems to help prevent heart disease and stroke when taken in the recommended amounts.” MEDLINEPLUS
“There is evidence from multiple studies supporting intake of recommended amounts of DHA and EPA in the form of dietary fish or fish oil supplements lowers triglycerides, reduces the risk of death, heart attack, dangerous abnormal heart rhythms, and strokes in people with known cardiovascular disease, slows the buildup of atherosclerotic plaques ("hardening of the arteries"), and lowers blood pressure slightly.” Mayo Clinic
“There is an increased interest in the role of magnesium in preventing and managing disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.” Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH
“New research has found that taking a daily magnesium supplement could help overweight people who are also insulin resistant to improve their condition and prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. "The results provide significant evidence that oral magnesium supplementation improves insulin sensitivity even in overweight, non-diabetic subjects, emphasizing the need for an early optimization of magnesium status to prevent insulin resistance and subsequently type 2 diabetes." Journal of Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism
“People with diabetes tend to have lower magnesium levels, especially if the disease is not well controlled or has been uncontrolled for a long period of time.” DiabetesExplained.com
“There is good scientific evidence that dietary supplementation with L-arginine may help patients with coronary artery disease, angina, or atherosclerosis, due to its effects on increasing vasodilation (blood vessel widening).” Mayo Clinic
“L-Arginine helps to reduce blood pressure and lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, otherwise known as bad cholesterol. Sherif Sultan MD
“In several studies, alpha-lipoic acid appears to help lower blood sugar levels. Its ability to kill free radicals may help people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, who have pain, burning, itching, tingling, and numbness in arms and legs from nerve damage.” University of Maryland Medical Center Androne L, Gavan NA, Veresiu IA, Orasan R.
“New research has found that consuming a dried water-soluble extract of cinnamon may lower the risk factors associated with both diabetes and heart disease.” Diabetes.co.uk August 25, 2010
“One study published in 2009 found that cinnamon taken twice a day for 90 days improved hemoglobin A1C levels — a reflection of average blood sugar level for the past two to three months — in people with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes (hemoglobin A1C levels greater than 7 percent).” Mayo Clinic, Maria Collazo-Clavell, M.D.
“Chromium is known to enhance the action of insulin, a hormone critical to the metabolism and storage of carbohydrate, fat, and protein in the body” Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH Mertz W. Interaction of chromium with insulin: a progress report. Nutr Rev 1998;56:174-7