With a focus on maintaining healthy blood sugar through lifestyle changes, is there still a need for healthy blood sugar supplements? The answer to that question is a resounding “yes.”
Issues with Blood Sugar Health
According to the ADA (American Diabetes Association), healthy blood sugar should be in the range of 80 to 130 mg/dL., before a meal and less than 180 mg/dL., two hours after the start of a meal. Individuals with diabetes must check their blood sugar several times throughout the day: upon waking, before consuming any food or beverages, before a meal, two hours after a meal, and at bedtime. Some individuals may need to check their levels more often, depending on their doctor’s advice.
Consumers are turning to more natural products and supplements, under the care of their physician, to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. There is also a growing number of Americans who want to treat any issue before it develops into a diabetes diagnosis. Because of this, the glucose management market is growing.
Jay Wilkins, ND, and founder of Bionox, in South Carolina, noted other blood-sugar related issues that can also be improved with supplements. “Millions of Americans suffer from blood sugar challenges,” said Wilkins. “From high blood sugar, low blood sugar, dysglycemia, Syndrome X, insulin resistance and ‘Diabesity,’ to name but a few.”
High and low blood sugar levels are self-explanatory, but what about these other terms?
Dysglycemia is the abnormality of blood sugar levels—an example would be an individual whose blood sugar levels ping pong from too high to too low. Syndrome X refers to a group of risk factors that frequently cause pre-diabetes while insulin resistance is the body’s inability to process insulin. The term “diabesity” refers to the relationship between obesity and a later-life diabetes diagnosis.
Wilkins stated that all of these blood sugar challenges can benefit from supplementation created specifically to help with these issues.