Pharmacists in the UK have warned of shortages for every major type of medicine – including those prescribed for diabetes.
In fact, more than a fifth (22 percent) said they had faced diabetes drugs’ shortages.
With this, as well as the often-severe side effects that accompany such drugs, could it be time to consider natural alternatives for treating the likes of diabetes?
Dr Sarah Brewer, who is on the medical advisory board for the type 2 diabetes supplement CuraLin, explains how reverting back to borrowings from Ayurvedic medicine shows beneficial glucose control:
“The blend of 10 Ayurvedic herbs within CuraLin has a range of beneficial effects on glucose control and metabolism. As a result, users report that their glucose control quickly improves and, in some cases, normalises within 4 weeks.
“Users also report reduced cravings for sweet food, and experience improved energy, sleep and general quality.
“If you have glucose intolerance or type 2 diabetes that is managed by diet and lifestyle alone, but your readings aren’t improving as well as you would like, the CuraLin blend of herbs could make the difference you’re looking for.
“If you are taking prescribed medicines for type 2 diabetes, always check with your doctor first. It is important to have medical supervision so that that you know how to reduce your prescribed medication as your glucose control improves.”
Research involving the individual herbs within CuraLin shows their many benefits for glucose control.
“The effects of the herbs in CuraLin in terms of metabolism can be found in various research. Bitter melon, for example, contains a chain of amino acids known as polypeptide-p, which is structurally similar to insulin and can reduce glucose levels, reduce glucose absorption from the diet and reduce the production of glucose in the liver, so that blood glucose levels improve.
“Others, such as Turmeric, Fenugreek and Amla fruit improve insulin release from the pancreas or activate insulin receptors to reduce insulin resistance.
“Gymnema sylvestre reduces sensitivity to sweet tastes and suppresses sugar cravings, while Picrorhiza kurroa inhibits an enzyme (alpha-amylase) that breaks down dietary carbohydrates to slow the release of dietary sugars. Together, these synergistic actions produce an effective response to improve blood glucose control and energy levels.”
“It’s interesting that CuraLin, as a herbal medicine, has very few side effects and that’s because it has very low levels of ten different herbs in it, so rather than having a high amount of one ingredient which is more likely to cause side effects, it has low levels of ten and together they work in several different ways to improve glucose control.”
CuraLin has a large and growing number of customer testimonials crediting the supplement for its huge help in managing type 2 diabetes. Take Kevan for example, a retired voiceover from Sutton Coldfield:
“Since taking CuraLin my quality of life has improved massively – I do check my blood sugar levels everyday and when I am combining CuraLin with a fairly healthy diet my levels range between 4.5 and 5.5.
“I’m thrilled with these figures! Thanks to this I’ve reduced the amount of Metformin I take by half and I will stop when they run out.
“CuraLin had a massive and immediate effect – I’ve been taking CuraLin for at least a year now and these results are consistent.
“I’ve also found that now, after taking the recommended dosage for a long time, I can slowly reduce the amount of CuraLin I take and my figures remain level.
“With these great results I recommend CuraLin to the diabetic groups I participate in, both online and offline.”