Natural Ways to Prevent Diabetes

There are many natural ways to help prevent diabetes, using multiple micronutrients to supplement the prevailing recommendations.

| April 2015

  • A practical scientific guide, “Fight Diabetes with Vitamins and Antioxidants” by Kedar N. Prasad reveals the latest research about natural remedies that can help treat diabetes.
    Cover courtesy Healing Arts Press
  • Whether you’re a child, adolescent or adult, there’s a natural course of action you can take to prevent diabetes.
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The proper vitamin and antioxidant supplements can increase the effectiveness of standard medical treatments to halt and even reverse the progression of diabetes. Discover the latest discoveries in doctor Kedar N. Prasad’s new book Fight Diabetes with Vitamins and Antioxidants (Healing Arts Press, 2014). This excerpt from chapter 8, “Diabetes Prevention and Management,” details many natural ways to prevent diabetes.

As we have determined, the incidence of diabetes in the world—including in the U.S.—is on the uptick, in spite of the prevailing recommendations currently in place. This implies that these recommendations are not having the desired results. This article discusses a strategy to help in the prevention of diabetes, using multiple micronutrients to supplement the prevailing recommendations. We include various tables to better assist the consumer in ascertaining, which recommenced multi-micronutrient supplement is best for them. We then go on to discuss current findings and suggested multiple micronutrient supplementation in combination with standard care.

As we know, the purpose of primary prevention is to prevent non-diabetic individuals or pre-diabetic individuals from developing diabetes. Primary prevention strategies include recommendations to avoid exposure to those agents that can induce one or more risk factors for developing the disease.

Primary Prevention Strategies for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Primary prevention strategies for both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes should be adopted from childhood. Pregnant women who have a family history of type 1 diabetes should also adopt primary prevention strategies. The formulation that these pregnant women should take before, during and after pregnancy is provided in the following table, “Formulation for Pregnant Women.” It should be noted that an additional supplement of 30 milligrams of iron (ferrous citrate), taken during pregnancy only, can be provided in order to prevent anemia, which occurs frequently in pregnant women. Iron supplementation can be given a few hours after taking a preparation of multiple-micronutrients.

Formulation for Pregnant Women with a Family History of Type 1 or Patients with Type 1 Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes (18 to 35+ years)*

*Total capsules per day can be taken orally, half in the morning and half in the evening

• Vitamin A (palmitate): 3,000 IU
• Natural mixed: carotenoids 15 mg
• Vitamin C (as calcium ascorbate): 500 mg
• Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol): 800 IU
• Vitamin E (two forms): 200 IU
      d-alpha-tocopherol acetate: 100 IU
      d-alpha-tocopheryl acid succinate: 100 IU
• Vitamin B1 (thiamine mononitrate): 4 mg
• Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 5 mg
• Vitamin B3 (as niacinamide ascorbate): 30 mg
• Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCl): 5 mg
• Folate (folic acid): 800 mcg
• Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin): 10 mcg
• Biotin: 200 mcg
• Pantothenic acid (as d-calcium pantothenate): 10 mg
• Calcium citrate: 250 mg
• Magnesium citrate: 125 mgZinc glycinate: 15 mg
• Selenium (L-selenomethionine): 100 mcg
• Chromium (as chromium picolinate): 50 mcg

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