In searching for information on taking a natural approach in controlling type 2 diabetes, I read several studies reported by Dr. Lee Zhong (Ph.D., UCLA, Neuliven Health) on the benefits of some dietary supplements, like mulberry leaf and alpha lipoic acid, in reducing post-meal blood sugar spikes. The research also emphasized the importance of monitoring these spikes (in addition to regular all-day monitoring), since these spikes have been shown to be a major factor in developing diabetes-related health complications. I found this to be very useful information and hope that others will too. See this article published in Diabetes Care, http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/30/5/1272.full, along with this report by Reuters news service: http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS295696+12-Nov-2008+MW20081112.
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