In this health video you will learn about supplements for diabetics.
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Raena Morgan: Hello, I am visiting with Frank Murray, the author of Natural Supplements for Diabetes, we are talking about supplements? Frank Murray: Yes. Raena Morgan: You have a chapter devoted to the supplements that diabetic should take. Could you elaborate on that? Frank Murray: Yes, well in the book, I discussed a large number of vitamins, minerals, herbs and other constituents like alpha-lipoic acid is the number one treatment for diabetes in Germany. As you know, it is not specifically a vitamin it's a nutrient that is needed for various problems. It is an antioxidant and it destroys those free radicals that are dangerous and it is very little in the diet, a small amount in meat and a few other things. So you need to take a supplement, but Dr. Bergenstal is an authority in this area and he recommends alpha-lipoic acid for all of his diabetics and it is useful for treating the various complications of diabetes. I have chapters in the book on a lot of vitamins and minerals and herbs. Vitamin C is very important. Raena Morgan: Vitamin C Frank Murray: Yes. It strengthens collagen as we know. It is good for preventing cataracts, which are problems with diabetics. Vitamin A is another constituent that is good for the eyes. Diabetic should take chromium. It is a very important mineral for stabilizing blood sugar levels. Raena Morgan: Okay. Frank Murray: I have mentioned an ampelio, which is an herb, that's good for lowering blood sugar. With this long list, the fleabanes are so important. The carotinoids as we know those are the yellow -- vitamin A and other vegetables and a pie and the other things. Those are good for strengthening the eyes again and improving your health in various ways. Chromium zinc is important. Raena Morgan: Zinc, okay. Frank Murray: Very important. This long list of -- is mentioned here. Raena Morgan: Well, like B vitamins? Frank Murray: Absolutely, they are 8 B vitamins and 3 vitamin B cousins and those are very important. B1, B2, B3, B12, pyridoxine, biotin, folic acid, did I mention that? Anyway the B vitamins all play a significant part. They work together and also separately in dealing with various complications of diabetes, the circulatory system protecting against heart disease and that sort of thing. So we need a full complex of vitamins and minerals to avoid that is to deal with diabetes. Raena Morgan: These are all natural supplements? Frank Murray: Absolutely, also fibers are very important in dealing with diabetes. Dr. Anderson at the University of Kentucky has taken type 2 diabetic as half of the insulin with psyllium, and at oat bran and wheat bran and as we know, fiber is good for digestion. So, that helps the whole body too. So, the numerous nutrients that are very important. Raena Morgan: And, we can read about those in your book? Frank Murray: Yes. I detailed all of these in the book and I hope that diabetics will benefit particularly from the chapters how to take care of your eyes and your feet and your kidneys and so far. Raena Morgan: Well thank you for that information. Frank Murray: Thank you.