What To Look For In Supplements As Natural Cures For Diabetes

With over 194 million people suffering worldwide and the ranking as the 6th leading cause of death in the western world, it stands to reason that people are more than ever anxious to find a natural cure for diabetes. Recent figures from the American Diabetes Association reveal more than 20 million Americans are afflicted with the disease, while approximately six million more live undiagnosed and another 40 million or more may be considered pre-diabetic.

Natural remedies for diabetes have been around for many years and there is a large body of evidence that suggests the combination of supplements, appropriate diet, weight loss (type 2) and moderate exercise can be a successful treatment plan for many sufferers.

Diabetes And Drugs

Conventional pharmaceutical treatments for type 2 diabetics are aimed at restoring euglycemia (normal blood glucose concentration), and thereby attempting to keep both short-term and long-term diabetic complications associated with the disease to a minimum.

The main classes of diabetic treatment drugs (oral agents) include glitazones, sulfonylureas, biguarides, alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, thiazolidinediones, and meglitinides.

Many diabetics benefit from taking two or more of these diabetes drugs, each of which targets a different problem. Combination treatment is so common now that some pharmaceutical companies market pills containing a combination of these oral agents.

The more serious side effects of these synthetic drugs include:

Death

Heart complications

Blackouts

Fluid in the lungs

Hypoglycemia

Convulsions

Allergic reactions

Yellowing of skin or eyes

There are numerous common nasty side effects including:

gastrointestinal problems

Bloating

Diarrhea

nausea

low blood sodium levels

headache

possible dehydration

weakness

fatigue

dizziness

respiratory effects

abdominal pain

lack of appetite

dark colored urine

muscle pain

anemia

and so on!

The FDA approved diabetes drug Muraglitazar, was found to double the risk of heart attack, stroke, or death, according to a study released on the Journal of the American Medical Association