$5 Introductory Discount IHERB CODE WAB666

 Vitamin d and Diabetes 

Supplementing with vitamin D 

Can Diabetes be Prevented with Vitamin D? by Frank Garland, Ph.D.


 MVitamin D3 Cholecalciferol 

5000IU Bio-Tech dry powder filled capsule These are what Dr Cannell of the Vitamin D council suggests.

Carlson Labs, Vitamin D, 2000 IU, 360 Soft Gels These are what Dr Davis of the Heartscanblog recommends Use code WAB666 for an Iherb $5 introductory discount.

Bio D Mulsion Forte™ (Vitamin D3) - 1fl.oz (30ml) - BioTics Research  These would be useful for people who don't like capsules or tablets a drop could be added to food or drink


Magnesium Malate These are what I use, Don't forget the $5 discount code WAB666 I take 600mg daily thats 4 of these 2 in the morning with breakfast and 2 in the evening, I feel they improve my quality of sleep. 

For those following Krispin's advice to use Albion Patented chelated magnesium these Bluebonnet chelated magnesium may be better, I haven't used them as I bought a stock of the above before I found Krispin's page.

Omega 3

Now foods Ultra enteric coated molecularly distilled These are high strength (only 3 daily needed) molecularly distilled (no pesticide or heavy metal pollution) and enteric coated (means you avoid the fishy burps that irritated some people the coating means the capsule disolves slower and gets further down your digestive system before the oil is released)

Now Foods, Super EPA, Double Strength, 240 Softgels These mean you only need 3 capsules daily to provide 1800mg

Now foods molecularly distilled standard strength You would need twice as many of these. 6 daily or 2 each meal to reach 1.800mg daily. Taking them half an hour before your meal may solve the fishy burp problem. I've also read (but not tried) that putting them in the freezer and taking them frozen achieves the same effect, by the time they have defrosted on your body they have passed the point where you will notice fishy burps. 

Acetyl L Carnitine  

Our study indicates that oral administration of L-carnitine reduces oxidized LDL cholesterol levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Chromium  improves blood glucose control. Chromium is found in many foods, but usually only in small amounts; relatively good sources include meat, whole grain products, and some fruits, vegetables, and spices. In supplement form (capsules and tablets), it is sold as chromium picolinate, chromium chloride, and chromium nicotinate 

Comparing metabolic effects of six different commercial trivalent chromium compounds. polynicotinate improved insulin sensitivity, and only polynicotinate decreased systolic blood pressure (SBP) significantly. 

Alpha~Lipoic Acid   is an antioxidant—it protects against cell damage. ALA is found in liver, spinach, broccoli, and potatoes. Type 2 diabetes would ALA supplements to lowering blood glucose levels by improving the body’s ability to use insulin; It may also prevent or treat diabetic neuropathy.

Alpha-lipoic acid supplementation and diabetes.

Diabetes is a common metabolic disorder that is usually accompanied by increased production of reactive oxygen species or by impaired antioxidant defenses. Importantly, oxidative stress is particularly relevant to the risk of cardiovascular disease. Alpha-lipoic acid (LA), a naturally occurring dithiol compound, has long been known as an essential cofactor for mitochondrial bioenergetic enzymes. LA is a very important micronutrient with diverse pharmacologic and antioxidant properties. Pharmacologically, LA improves glycemic control and polyneuropathies associated with diabetes mellitus; it also effectively mitigates toxicities associated with heavy metal poisoning. As an antioxidant, LA directly terminates free radicals, chelates transition metal ions, increases cytosolic glutathione and vitamin C levels, and prevents toxicities associated with their loss. These diverse actions suggest that LA acts by multiple mechanisms both physiologically and pharmacologically. Its biosynthesis decreases as people age and is reduced in people with compromised health, thus suggesting a possible therapeutic role for LA in such cases. Reviewed here is the known efficacy of LA with particular reference to types 1 and 2 diabetes. Particular attention is paid to the potential benefits of LA with respect to glycemic control, improved insulin sensitivity, oxidative stress, and neuropathy in diabetic patients. It appears that the major benefit of LA supplementation is in patients with diabetic neuropathy.

Drink green tea instead of ordinary tea or coffee, another great anti inflammatory agent. It may protect against cardiovascular disease and have a beneficial effect on insulin activity and glucose control.

Vitamin K2 Linked to Insulin Resistance  this study used 500 µg/day phylloquinone K1 but there are other good reasons for K2 so I prefer a mixed form

Action Labs, Ginseng Powermax 4X, 2 fl oz (59 ml)

Here is some research to support drinking green tea when you've diabetes I drink it all the time. It is an acquired taste so may take a little perseverance. Don't boil the water or if you do let it cool a bit before you make the tea. I prefer leaves to bags but perhaps you'd be safer starting with bags. Don't add milk or sugar. You may add a slice of lemon/ginger to add to or mask the taste. I can't see the point in using Green tea supplements when you can just enjoy drinking green tea instead of coffee or ordinary tea. I probably drink about 6 cups daily. It's acts both as anti inflammatory agent and anti oxidant so that's probably how it helps in diabetes. 

Cinnamon: Should It Be Taken as a Diabetes Medication? 
Read this link first then this more recent study. 
Improved Insulin Resistance and Lipid Metabolism by Cinnamon Extract through Activation of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors 
In conclusion, our study demonstrated that Cinnamon Extract had several beneficial effects on type 2 diabetes possibly through the activation of both PPARγ and PPARα (Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors) resulting in improved insulin resistance, lowered blood glucose, and serum lipid level without weight gain and the structure change of the white adipose tissue. In addition, CE improved the liver function of obese mice. CE may have potential use in management of obesity-related type 2 diabetes and hyperlipidemia. 
Prevention of non-enzymic glycation of proteins by dietary agents: prospects for alleviating diabetic complications.  Five out of the seventeen agents tested showed significant inhibitory potential against in vitro protein glycation in a dose-dependent manner. Prominent among them were ginger, cumin, cinnamon, black pepper and green tea, which inhibited in vitro AGE formation to lens proteins 40-90 % at 1.0 mg/ml concentration. 
Effects of a Water-Soluble Cinnamon Extract on Body Composition and Features of the Metabolic Syndrome in Pre-Diabetic Men and Women bear in mind this study used Cinnulin. I can't guarantee that putting a piece of cinnamon bark in your teapot when you make a pot of green tea has exactly the same effect but it may, and it may also be cheaper. Certainly tastes nice.  

 I use IHERB because they are cheap and provide a good fast service. Their delivery cost is generally cheaper to the UK than other USA discount providers as they use USPS and don't charge extra for doing so. If you haven't used them before you save $5 off your order and I get 4% of your order value in discount applied to my next order. You can then have your own IHERB code that you can pass to your friends so you also get a little extra discount. 

'WARNING Never order £18.00 or more for delivery to the UK. Customs charge VAT on order contents of £18 or more but our POST OFFICE charge £8.00 for collecting that tax whatever it is so an order worth £17 costs only £17 +p&p whereas £18 costs +p&p +15% +£8 which rather defeats the object of buying cheaply in the USA.