Essential Nutrients for Diabetics

Why is it that so many diabetics suffer from blindness, kidney disease, foot ulcers and more even though they take medicine to control their blood sugar? Obviously, something is missing that your doctor is not telling you.

While drugs do help to keep your glucose on an even keel they do not address the underlying causes of the disease nor do they help prevent the complications of retinopathy, neuropathy and weight gain that strike so many with diabetes. Controlling blood sugar is an important step for every diabetic. But drugs miss out on one crucial element. Without it you can suffer blindness, amputation and kidney failure.
Much of the reason for these complications stems from the lack of certain nutrients that are lacking in the diabetic diet.

The majority of Americans are woefully deficient in many essential vitamins and minerals. In fact most don’t even meet the RDA recommendations as set by government health agencies. It’s hardly surprising that heart disease, cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s and many of the degenerative diseases we see around us afflict so many.

If the level of vitamins and minerals is low among so many average people, it goes double for the diabetic. The diabetic kidney is stressed as it tries to rid the body of excess glucose. Unfortunately, it flushes away many of the nutrients you need for health. It’s the lack of these essential nutrients that leads to diabetic complications, not necessarily the result of high blood sugar.

Supplementation for diabetics is an absolute necessity. You need to replace what you lose every day. You don’t need to be diabetic to experience the same symptoms of the diabetic. Just neglect to take the right nutrients and you are well on your way toward eye, foot and organ problems.

So why doesn’t your doctor mention the need for supplementation? Obviously, if there’s no profit in it, it’s not worth mentioning. The medical community and the media often publish the need for eating a proper diet and exercise. But a proper diet is next to impossible. Our highly refined foods have been stripped of nutrients so most of what you eat is empty calories with high fat and sugar.

The produce that looks good on the supermarket shelves are devoid of most nutrients, having grown on farms whose soil is devoid of nutrients. And if that wasn’t enough, that produce has been chemically treated with herbicides, pesticides, coloring and many other unwholesome ingredients.

Clearly supplementation is necessary for both diabetic and the non-diabetic alike.

What vitamins should you be taking to avoid diabetic complications? For the diabetic, they are:

-Vitamin C. A lack of it leads to poor wound healing. Foot ulcers and gangrene are the symptoms of a lack of this important vitamin.
-Vitamin E.
-Niacin (B-3).
-B-6 (Pyridoxine).
Among the essential minerals you need to supplement with are:

-Chromium.
-Magnesium.
-Potassium (A better substitute for sodium).
-Manganese.
-Zinc.
Clearly, without these important vitamins and minerals in your diet, you are likely to lose your eyesight and lose feeling in the feet that can lead to amputation. Simply by not getting the essential nutrients, you are vulnerable to many diseases that no drug can address.

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