Diabetes; Blood Sugar; Insulin; Berberine; Hypoglycemia

[title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Question[/title][testimonials design=”classic” backgroundcolor=”” textcolor=”” class=”” id=””][testimonial name=”” avatar=”male” image=”” image_border_radius=”” company=”” link=”” target=”_self”]I’m 69 years old, and I’m looking for a supplement or two that you can recommend that would help control my blood sugar and related hypoglycemia?[/testimonial][/testimonials][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”20″ sep_color=”” icon=”” width=”” class=”” id=””][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Answer[/title][testimonials design=”classic” backgroundcolor=”” textcolor=”” class=”” id=””][testimonial name=”” avatar=”male” image=”” image_border_radius=”” company=”” link=”” target=”_self”]There are things I would do first.

Berberine is wonderful for this. Berberine lowers insulin and blood sugar, but it will also lower triglycerides.

Your triglycerides should not be too low. Ideally they should be 50 to 80 mg/dl. Most people are delighted if they are 120 or 130 mg/dl. Elevated levels of triglycerides make people sick, so I would start with berberine.

Secondly, we use a chelated mineral complex that contains adequate amounts of vanadium and chromium. This will sensitize the cells to insulin, thereby keeping your insulin levels low and blood sugars low, at the same time.

Elevations in insulin lead to things like cancer, obesity, and other major health concerns. Insulin decreases blood sugar by increasing cellular absorption of sugar, fueling the cell. Cancer cells only use sugar as a fuel source instead of triglycerides. High insulin levels are why most diabetics have a higher risk of cancer.

Start with berberine and then add Vandyl sulfate and chromium polynicotinate, or a good, balanced mineral chelate.[/testimonial][/testimonials]

David S Klein, MD

David S. Klein, MD, FACA, FACPM was born in Washington, DC, and was raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland with degrees in Chemistry and Psychology.

Medical School was completed at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, followed by Internship in General Surgery at the University of North Carolina and Residency in Anesthesiology at the Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Dr Klein has been practicing medicine since 1983, concentrating in Pain Medicine, Minimally Invasive Medicine and Surgery, and Neuroendocrinology. Earning Board Certification in Anesthesiology, Dr. Klein was elected Fellow in the American College of Anesthesiology, and he was elected Fellow in the American College of Pain Medicine. He is currently an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida, School of Medicine.

He has focused his private practice on treating patients with hormone imbalance issues, nutritional deficiency related medical problems as well as pain related issues and impairment. With a highly-complex, CLIA licensed laboratory in-house, he has been able to provide rapid-turn around analysis efficiently and cost-effectively.
Lecturing extensively nationally as well as internationally, Dr. Klein has authored many articles on topics relating to pain, injury and nutritionally modulated illness. His radio show, “Pain Free Living,” received top ratings during the 6 years it was on the air. Currently practicing in Longwood, Florida, Dr. Klein practices entirely in the office setting.

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