Prediabetes Diet : Supplements

Some diet supplements may play a role in helping you stop prediabetes and preventing full type 2 diabetes.

Prediabetes and metabolic syndrome are accompanied by inflammation, increased blood sugar, insulin resistance, inflammation, oxidative stress, hormonal imbalances, and other sources of bodily stress such excessive body weight.

This physiologic and physical strain, combined with the poor dietary habits of our contemporary society, deficiency of essential nutrients, emotional stress, environmental factors, lack of exercise, and other lifestyle issues sets the stage for the development of disease.

Nutrientology supports the prudent use of dietary supplements that have evidence-based scientific support to counteract the disease producing factors described above.  Supplements are not meant to replace a healthy diet or prescription medications.  For more information see “Why Supplement.”

 

Guidelines

There are three basic food groups: fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are broken down into sugar. It is essential to have all three food groups in your diet to have good nutrition. You should strive to incorporate all three groups in each meal…more

 


Serving Size

People with diabetes or metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes) must eat only the amount of food necessary, and mix foods from the three food groups. It is beneficial to eat…more

 

Creating A Plan

There are a number of ways to approach your diet whether you are a diabetic, someone with metabolic syndrome or simply overweight. One way may work for some, and another way for others. …more

 

Foods To Avoid

Diabetes and metabolic syndrome increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. Insulin resistance, poor lipid levels, high blood pressure and excess body weight all act toward accelerating the development of atherosclerosis (“hardening of the arteries”)…more

 

Alcohol

Use discretion when drinking alcohol if you have diabetes. Alcohol provides almost as many calories as fat. Alcohol is one of those “cheat items” that should be consumed sparingly and intelligently…more

 

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