But tight control is not for everyone and it involves hard work.
Good control means getting as close to a normal (nondiabetic) blood glucose level as you safely can. What this means is to keep your levels between 70 and 130 mg/dl before meals, and less than 180 two hours after starting a meal, with a glycated hemoglobin level less than 7 percent. The target number for glycated hemoglobin will vary depending on the type of test your doctor’s lab uses.
There is a supplement from NOW foods called Glucose Metabolic Support that contains a new dietary ingredient that is an extract from the herb Lagestroemia speciosa. The active component called GlucoTrim is corosolic acid, has been the subject of scientific studies that demonstrates its ability to support healthy blood sugar levels by helping to transport glucose into the cells.
This tablet also includes an extract from the herb Gymnema sylvestre, a small plant native to India. Extracts of Gymnema have been used for centuries by Ayurvedic medical practitioners for support of blood sugar levels and natural insulin production.
Glucose Metabolic Support does not contain any sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg or preservatives.