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Made From Gymnema Sylvestre: A pill that kills your taste for sugar, and an extract that reportedly cuts high blood sugar

A company called Sugarest has developed a pill made from the Indian herb Gymnema sylvestre that purports to deaden your ability to taste sugar, thereby rendering sweets tasteless.

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Eat Grain Fiber and Magnesium To Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Eat Grain Fiber and Magnesium To Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

More fiber from grains and cereals (but not from fruit and vegetables) and higher intake of magnesium may each be associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a report in the May Archives of Internal Medicine.

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Chromium Doesn't Help Control Type 2 Diabetes in Western Populations
Chromium Doesn't Help Control Type 2 Diabetes in Western Populations

In a recent Dutch study, researchers gave either a placebo or a daily dose of 400 micrograms of chromium to 57 obese, insulin-requiring type 2 patients with A1c's above eight percent.

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Cinnamon Sunk in Latest Type 1 Diabetes Study
Cinnamon Sunk in Latest Type 1 Diabetes Study

Back in 2003, a study in Diabetes Care showed that in thirty people with type 2 diabetes, one to six grams of cinnamon daily for forty days resulted in a drop in blood sugar levels, triglycerides, and LDL (bad cholesterol)...

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Conjugated Linoleic Acid: Good for Diabetes?
Conjugated Linoleic Acid: Good for Diabetes?

The benefits of unsaturated fatty acids in your diet are well documented. Now research is looking into the effects of incorporating one of these healthy fatty acids, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), into animal and human diets. CLA is present in dairy products and meat from ruminants and in very low amounts in our bodies.

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Chromium Picolinate a Good Pick

A December 2006 review of clinical studies on chromium picolinate, published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, confirmed that chromium picolinate improves blood glucose control and lipid levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

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Pycnogenol’s Latest Bragging Rights
Pycnogenol’s Latest Bragging Rights

Upcoming research in the Journal of Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice reveals that Pycnogenol (pik-naw-jin-all) that many-talented extract of pine tree, is 190 times more effective than the prescription medicine acarbose (Precose) in slowing uptake of glucose after a meal, thereby preventing after-meal glucose spikes.

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Glycerine and Exercise - Q&A

Q: I’m reading “The Diabetic Athlete,” by Sheri Colberg-Ochs. She writes that it’s good for diabetics to take some glycerol (glycerine) when exercising. Is this pure glycerol or is this in powder form? Here in Denmark I can get only the glycerol liquid, and I thought it was a constipation product.

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No Clinical Evidence That Zinc Prevents Type 2 Diabetes, Says Cochrane Review
No Clinical Evidence That Zinc Prevents Type 2 Diabetes, Says Cochrane Review

Zinc plays a role in the synthesis and action of insulin in the body. Insulin, obviously, plays a critical role in diabetes. But does zinc, then, play a critical role in diabetes prevention? There’s no evidence of that, according to a review of the scientific literature published in January 2007 by the Cochrane Library, which found nothing to suggest that zinc supplementation is useful in the prevention of type 2 diabetes.

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Addition of Chromium May Be the Right Mix for Sulfonylurea-Using Type 2s
Addition of Chromium May Be the Right Mix for Sulfonylurea-Using Type 2s

Chromium picolinate supplementation in type 2s already taking sulfonylureas significantly improves insulin sensitivity and glucose control. In addition, it also improves body weight when compared with a placebo group.

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