Symptoms, conditions and causes

How to prevent diabetic complications?

High blood glucose affects four main tissues, including:

1. The eyes

2. The arteries

3. The nervous system (including the brain)

4. The kidneys

However, the damage to these tissues can lead to a myriad of health problems. Glycation is a combination of sugar and protein in the body, and it can lead to this dysfunction of tissues. An A1C score is basically a number that represents glycated hemoglobin (a protein in red blood cells) to help tell how bad someone’s diabetes is. Glycation can also occur when someone consumes a combination of sugar or carbs and protein or fat.

When glycation occurs, it can build up into advanced glycation end products (AGEs). With AGEs comes a lot of free radical damage, inflammation, and oxidative stress. The good news is that there are natural things that can inhibit glycation.

Vitamins that inhibit glycation:

1. Benfotiamine

2. Vitamin C

3. Vitamin D

4. Vitamin E (tocotrienols complex without tocopherols)

5. Vitamin B6

Other natural glycation inhibitors:

• Alpha lipoic acid

• Green tea (EGCG)

• Aged garlic

• Bitter melon

• Quercetin

• Curcumin

• Fasting

• Exercise

Last updated: Oct 30, 2023 14:48 PM