The CDC recommends 2 things that will slow the progression from pre-diabetes to full blown type 2 diabetes with all of its devastating consequences. 1. Lose 5 to 7% of your body weight. 2. Exercise for 30 minutes five times a week. Experts agree that these two recommendations are great advice based on rock solid science. There is, however, a missing component that can easily be added to weight loss and exercise. This component can actually help slow the progression from pre-diabetes to type 2 diabetes more quickly and efficiently when added to weight loss and exercise. In many cases when the three components are used together the progression to type 2 diabetes can be completely stopped. Even pre-diabetes itself can often be reversed and once again the body can be disease-free when this missing component is added.

You will be happy to know this third recommendation does not require much discipline like cutting calories or working up a sweat on the treadmill or in the weight room. It actually takes practically no time or energy. Yet, it can literally help save you from some of the horrible long term consequences of elevated blood sugar such as increasing cardiovascular risk. These heart problems, which are currently the leading cause of death in the USA, include high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes. The nerve damage associated with type 2 diabetes can result in memory problems as the brain deteriorates and contribute to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. This nerve damage often starts out as numbness and tingling in the fingers and toes but can eventually even lead to the necessity for amputation. How about the kidney damage so common in diabetics which requires you to be hooked up to a dialysis machine for hours a day. I know you want to do everything necessary to avoid these totally unnecessary consequences of this totally avoidable disease. This missing component which can easily be added to the CDC’s recommendation of weight loss and exercise is just a very simple habit that can have a profound effect on your future health. Now that I have your attention, would you like to know what this missing component is?

The missing component is TARGETED SUPPLEMENTATION. To successfully combat pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes you must feed the pancreas and starve the fat. The pancreas makes insulin and insulin resistance is the problem. Certain nutrients such as chromium and vanadium are essential for proper insulin function and should be first on the list of supporting nutrients. Herbs such as gymnema sylvestre can actually help the pancreas to produce insulin. A fat and water soluble antioxidant called alpha lipoic acid can act like insulin in the body and also is very important. All of these nutrients are available in our daily multiple called INBalance Multi-Vitamin. It is a well-balanced vitamin and mineral supplement that was designed to be food for your pancreas.

Along with feeding the pancreas we must also starve the fat. Toxic belly fat is the real enemy when it comes to pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Nutritionally speaking, we recommend a two fold approach to removing this belly fat. First, certain herbs such as fucoxanthin and raspberry ketones can actually target belly fat for removal. By adding to these green tea extract and bitter orange, both known to support healthy metabolism, calories can be burned as energy as apposed to stored as fat. This combination can be found in the INSupport Weight Management supplement by INBalance Health. Second, we need to keep blood sugar from spiking, especially after meals, so the body does not have excess blood sugar which is stored as belly fat. The most promising nutrient to minimize blood sugar spiking after meals is a clinically studied mulberry leaf extract called Morucel. This extract inhibits the breakdown of carbohydrates in the intestine resulting in slower release and absorption of blood sugar. It is also available from INBalance Health as INBalance Glucose Management.

By taking the advice of the CDC to lose weight and exercise and adding to that the missing component, targeted supplementation, we can win the war against pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. It is very simple to feed the pancreas and starve the fat with a little nutritional support designed to attack the cause of the problem. Giving your body the essential nutrients it needs everyday is your best insurance policy for a healthier future.

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