I am interested in hearing from members who have had noticeable success in taking herbs, vitamins or supplements, especially the effect/stabilizing of sugar levels.
Although only an apprentice Type1 diabetic, diagnosed at 59 years young in November 2007, I have decided not to take any drugs for management of my condition and to rid my diet of as much processed foods as possible, including the artificial sweetners pushed so much by traditional medicine.
This is going against some diabetic advisors I was referred to following release from hospital and some intense research into the effects of various drugs.
Nature originally got it all right and provided some great natural and powerful (and cheap) medicines for us to use and understand.
Being a bit of a contrarian by nature and going more by some gut feeling (and contradicted advice given) and wise use of these "magical medicines" (water, exercise, positive thinking, proven herbs, supplements that work) has seen insulin requirements go down by 70% during the last two years. (Advice given was for a 6 - 12 month honeymoon period then an increase in insulin levels).
If you have any stories of non traditional diabetes thinking and management would love to hear as on thing that is starting to stand out to me is that no 2 diabetics are the same and there may be some wrong advice being given to folks by traditional medical thinking.
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