When it comes to managing diabetes, lifestyle plays a major role in blood sugar management and overall health. What you eat, how you move your body, your sleeping patterns and stress levels are all factors that can impact your blood sugars. Even if you are taking medications to manage your diabetes, they are to be used in conjunction with a nutritious eating plan and physical activity. But, what about supplements? Are they safe and effective?
Supplements are meant to fill nutrient gaps when you are unable to meet your needs through food alone or if you have a deficiency. Because supplements are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, it’s important to take them cautiously. Always look for third-party certification to assure what they say is in it actually is and never begin supplementation without supervision from a registered dietitian or medical doctor. Supplements can be costly and if not taken carefully may do harm, especially if you are taking certain medications or have other health conditions.
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