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by Alisa Princy (2019-11-18)

In the case of diabetes, uncontrolled high StrictionD Review levels of glucose in the blood stream cause damage to the nerves and organs of the body. While glucose is not normally toxic and is necessary for proper brain function and excessively low levels can lead to coma, chronically high levels eventually become toxic. Diabetes is one of the most common causes of metabolic neuropathies. Other causes include thyroid disease, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and nutritional deficiencies. Even though, nutritional deficiencies are recognized as the cause of many non-genetic metabolic disorders. The relationship between type II diabetes and nutrition is controversial. Even though, dietary supplements correct metabolic disorders, there is no agreed upon supplement regimen for diabetics. Many researchers and proponents of alternative and complementary medicine believe that a complete nutritional supplementation program should be designed for diabetes and those at risk for type II diabetes. This is a subject of personal interest, because many of my nieces and nephews are at risk. Coming from a large family I have seen the disease ravage friends and family members, as complications developed causing the loss of sight, heart disease and nerve dysfunction. Personally, I am tired of waiting for the mainstream medical community to agree that there are effective botanical and nutritional supplements to combat and prevent the complications of diabetes. It is likely the most common of the metabolic disorders and is recognized as one of the most common causes of metabolic neuropathies, but because insulin injections can control the disease to a certain extent, funding for research of alternative and complementary medicine is lacking.