You may want to look into the cinnamon post on this site. There has been some help there. For your blood sugar regulation, I was part of a study at MichiganState University for Kelloggs and we used psyllium fiber to level out blood glucose after a meal. It helps slow down and even out carb absorption in the small intestine. The amount used that was beneficial was one tablespoon of psyllium fiber (sugar free) in a glass of warm water after each meal.
I have to admit I take exception to your description of medications as toxic chemicals... The world is made up of elements. Elements are bonded together to form molecules and some of these molecules make up chemicals. Organic compounds are made of the same basic elements and molecules as everything else so they are neither better nor worse than man-made compounds. I can't really fault your doctor for prescribing medications for you instead of 'natural or herbal' remedies. There is no governing agency that regulates the production or dosage level of alternative compounds. He/she has to stay within the area's of their expertise, which includes traditional medications. And I can't believe that the medicine companies set out with the plan to kill their patients. I think that may be a little counterproductive.
You wrote "In the history of man, there have been more natural alternatives..." . In the EARLY history of man the average lifespan was 35 years. In more recent history with the assistance of modern medicine that has been raised to almost 80. Personally, I'll take my chances with modern medicines.
I don't see anything in your post about exercise.(I just re-read your post and saw that your exercise level is moderate...) That has been shown to be the most helpful way to regulate blood sugar, blood pressure, increase circulation and raise your mood. It's also very 'natural'. Have you been walking, working out or swimming on a regular basis for the last 15 years? Also, you may have a better blood sugar regulation with insulin. Has your doctor offered this choice? The object of diabetes management is blood sugar regulation to sustain circulatory and organ health. Perhaps insulin would be the way to go for you to achieve this goal. Good luck with your diabetes plan.
"As one goes through life one learns if you don't paddle your own canoe you don't move."
Post Edited (Jeannie143) : 4/15/2005 11:42:51 AM (GMT-6)