The addition of specialized nutritional support can have a positive impact and reduce the health risks associated with diabetes, such as:
Medical Foods: A medical food is typically formulated to help manage conditions for which specific nutritional requirements have been established. For the management of diabetes, a medical food should ideally help the patient manage and stabilize blood glucose levels, while providing satiation without the spike and crash seen with simple carbohydrate products.
Alpha-lipoic Acid (ALA): This supplement has been used to support the treatment of diabetic polyneuropathy, or nerve damage that can lead to leg and foot pain. ALA has also been shown to help lower blood glucose levels and improve insulin sensitivity.
Chromium Picolinate: This essential mineral plays a role in how insulin assists the body with blood glucose regulation and may help diabetics lower blood glucose levels.
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