Diabetes....What you should know...

Diabetes is affecting most families in the United States and most major countries worldwide.

Diabetes Symptoms

Diabetes may not show physical symptoms for up to 10 years.   The longer it proceeds, the harder it is to treat.   So, getting an early diagnosis can be critical to your long term health. Although, you may have Diabetes for life, good treatment can keep it from getting worse.  Some have successfully lived a normal life.

If you have the following common diabetes symptoms (Generally, in combination), see your doctor about getting your blood sugar (A1c Test) and insulin tested.:

  • Urinate (pee) a lot, often at nightUrinate (pee) a lot, often at night

  • Are frequently very thirsty

  • Lose weight without trying

  • Are often very hungry

  • Have blurry vision

  • Have numb or tingling hands or feet

  • Commonly Feel very tired

  • Have very dry skin

  • Have sores that heal slowly

  • Have more infections than usual

Diabetes Causes

Researchers don’t fully understand what causes insulin resistance and Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes. But, they think that poor diet, excess weight and lack of physical activity are major factors.


Most countries, including the United States and Mexico are experiencing alarming increases in Diabetes every year. 

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1 in 7 adults (51 million) are living with diabetes.
    The number of adults with diabetes is expected to reach 57 million by 2030 and 63 million by 2045.
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   1 in 4 adults living with diabetes are undiagnosed.
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              931,000 deaths caused by diabetes in 2021.

Who is responsible to keep you healthy?

YOU are the only one that can keep yourself healthy.   Doctors can treat your symptoms, but, you must Take Charge of Your Own CORE Health…YOU are the CEO of your health...

  • Learn as much as possible about your disease(s)
  • Take necessary Medicines, but, know their side effects
  • Keep active as possible, but, make room for recovery.
  • Most important; Take action to Improve your diet.   Choose low Glycemic Index foods as much as possible.
  • Improve your sleep

Know your Glucose (Blood Sugar) levels

It is important to monitor your personal health.  Monitoring your Glucose (Blood Sugar) and Insulin levels can determine what your potential  or progression of Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes.  Ask your personal doctor to check these important indicators of Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes.   

Glucose Levels

Your glucose (blood sugar) levels vary throughout the day due to foods you eat and your activity.   Your objective is to keep your glucose levels as low as possible and prevent spikes in sugar levels after meals.

Getting Doctor Tested.....A1c:

The typical test that is performed by your doctor is the A1c test.  It measures your blood sugar levels averaged over the last 2 to 3 months. With this test, you can determine whether you have Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes.    It is also possible to get online test kits for your Glucose and A1c measurements.

Glucose Testing

Glucose (Blood Sugar) testing your blood can be done by your doctor and at home.  Home testing can allow you to monitor your blood glucose more frequently and determine what foods are spiking your sugars up  the most. There are two types of home monitoring.   One is the manual test where you take a blood draw and determine the blood sugar levels at the moment.  The other, is a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) which continuously monitors your Glucose (24/7).   Both of these monitors are available online.  

It is important to monitor your own personal health.  Monitoring your glucose (Blood Sugar) and insulin levels can determine what your potential is for progression of Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes.

Know your Fasting Insulin Levels

However, more importantly, measuring your  blood insulin levels determines what level of Diabetes you may have.  However, one measurement is not enough.  You need to monitor your insulin levels over time.

  • Blood glucose levels increase after you eat.
  • When blood glucose rises, your pancreas releases more insulin into your blood.
  • The insulin lets glucose get into your cells, which lowers your blood glucose level.
  • When your blood glucose level returns to a range that’s normal for you, your insulin levels decrease, too.

Fasting Insulin Normal to high

  • Normal Fasting Insulin should be below 6 μU/mL.   
  • 7 to 17 μU/mL may be in the marginal range. 
  • Above 18  μU/mL  indicates that you are in the high insulin range. 

Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance is when cells in your muscles, fat, and liver don’t respond well to insulin and can’t easily take up glucose from your blood. As a result, your pancreas makes more insulin to help glucose enter your cells. As long as your pancreas can make enough insulin to overcome your cells’ weak response to insulin, your blood glucose levels will stay in the healthy range.

Standard Diabetes Type II Drug Treatments

The typical test that is performed by your doctor is the A1c test.  It measures your blood sugar levels averaged over the last 2 to 3 months. With this test, you can determine whether you have Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes.   However, more importantly, measuring   your  blood insulin levels should also be requested.   


Metformin is considered the most commonly prescribed oral medication for type 2 diabetes, and it can also be combined with other type 2 diabetes medications.

Other Medications:

Other drugs may be prescribed in lieu of or added to Metformin.

  • Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors: These medications help your body break down starchy foods and table sugar.

  • Biguanides: Biguanides decrease how much glucose your liver makes.

  • Dopamine-2 agonist

  • Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors:  DPP-4 inhibitors are used to help reduce blood sugar without causing hypoglycemia.

  • Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 receptor agonists):  GLP-1 receptor agonists are similar to incretin and may be prescribed in addition to a diet and exercise plan to help promote better glycemic control.

  • Meglitinides:  These medications help your body release insulin.

  • Sodium-glucose transporter (SGLT) 2 inhibitors:   Sodium-glucose transporter (SGLT) 2 inhibitors work by preventing the kidneys from holding on to glucose.

  • Sulfonylureas:  Sulfonylureas work by stimulating the pancreas with the help of beta cells.

  • Thiazolidinediones:   Thiazolidinediones work by decreasing glucose in your liver.

  • Other Drugs: People with Type 2 diabetes often need to take other medications to treat symptom conditions that are common with diabetes.

Is there an Alternative Natural Treatment....Yes

Most treatments include some form of blood sugar reduction.   A typical drug used is Metforman. However, with most drugs, there are both short term and long term side effects which are not very desireable. Metformin may create nausea and diarrhea as side effects. Taking metformin may also cause vitamin B12 deficiency. 

Mulberry Leaves are a unique alternative

Mulberry Leaves provide better health in many ways.  Most important is its ability to lower blood sugar levels after meals, typically, by up to 40%. (Depending on meal content.).  This can help with Diabetes and weight loss as well.

Our Mulberry is pure Mulberry Leaves grown naturally with no drug side effects and…

  • No Caffeine 
  • No Pesticides
  • No Chemicals
  • No Tannic Acids  
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Mulberry Benefits

  1. Lowers Blood Sugar Levels

  2. Lowers Blood Pressure

  3. Improves Pancreas Beta Cell function

  4. Lowers Weight

  5. Increases Healthy Polyphenols

Manage your Diabetes

Keeping your HbA1c within the target range set by your healthcare team is really important for reducing your risk of complications. If your blood sugar levels are rising, talk to your doctor. Your treatment may need to change to get your HbA1c back in target to avoid the complications of high blood sugar.   Take Charge of your Health.

How do I prevent or delay complications?

Keeping your HbA1c within the target range set by your healthcare team is really important for reducing your risk of complications. If your blood sugar levels are rising, talk to your doctor. Your treatment may need to change to get your HbA1c back in target to avoid the complications of high blood sugar.

Stop Smoking

Smoking makes it harder for blood to flow around your body to places like your heart and your feet. If you smoke, then stopping is a key part of reducing your chances of complications. Again, your GP and diabetes team will be able to help you quit.

Eat Less with More Healthy Foods

Making healthier food choices can help you to lose weight, bring down your HbA1c, manage your blood pressure and help you reduce the fats in your blood like cholesterol. Ask to see a dietitian if you’d like extra help to eat healthily.

  • Reducing your sugar and carbohydrate foods
  • Increase your Meats and Fats
  • Reduce your meals from 3 plus snacks to 2 meals only.
  • Avoid YoYo dieting which lowers your metabolism.   Maintain a new healthy diet for life.

Keep Active

Doing more physical activity helps reduce your chance of getting complications. If you struggle to get about, there are still ways you can keep active. We’ve got lots of free resources to help you get moving.

Get enough Sleep

Not getting enough sleep can increase the potential  of getting Diabetes or making  it worse over time.   We all have interruptions to our sleep…going to bed too late or getting up too early.   If you have Diabetes, it is important to demand adequate sleep. 

Go to all of your Doctors appointments

Everyone with diabetes is entitled to a series of test and checks each year to monitor their diabetes, look out for any problems and see if any further support is needed. Making sure you get all of them will mean you know how you’re doing and about your type 1 and type 2 diabetes health risks.

If you have chronic complications

When you have one chronic complication, you’re much more at risk of developing other complications of diabetes. So if your blood vessels are damaged in your feet for example, the damage can happen to other parts of your body like your kidneys and heart too. This means you need to stay on top of your health checks and blood sugar levels when you’re managing other problems.

This is serious, that’s why we want you to have all the facts so you can prevent complications from getting worse.

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