Magnesium And Diabetes: The Benefits of Magnesium Supplementation for Diabetics

Diabetes and magnesium

A couple of weeks ago I met a 52 year old gentleman who had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 10 years old.  He now is struggling with many other related health issues, including leg spasms, high cholesterol and elevated blood pressure.

I started to share with him about the importance of magnesium in the prevention and treatment of both type one and type two diabetes.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, in her book, The Magnesium Miracle, says that magnesium is responsible for the production, function and transport of insulin by the cell.  Because magnesium is a catalytic mineral it activates over 325 processes in the body – including the synthesis of proteins, carbohydrates and fats.  Magnesium helps to make our cell membranes more permeable so that vitamins, minerals and phyto-nutrients can reach the nucleus of the cell and be used for energy and cell repair.

Magnesium helps to prevent insulin resistance which can be so prevalent in type 1 diabetics.  Magnesium will help to ensure that insulin and glucose can bypass the cell membrane thereby helping to keep blood sugar levels more balanced.

People who have diabetes should take magnesium in small amounts, ideally 3-4 times a day.

It is easy to take Natual Calm magnesium this way simply by dissolving a tsp of the powder in a quarter cup of hot water and then pouring it into an 8 oz bottle of water and sipping on it throughout the day.  We have many people with diabetes who have reported that Natural Calm has helped to balance their blood sugar levels dramatically.

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