Diabetes in Children and the Role of Micronutrients

S. Guida, A. Niedzwiecki

Journal of Cellular Medicine and Natural Health, Mar 2017

 

The steady increase in diabetes among children and young adults is one of the emerging health problems worldwide. This disease, characterized by impaired glucose metabolism and abnormally high blood glucose levels, has serious negative health consequences in young organisms, many of which surface later in life.

In addition, pharmacological treatments primarily developed and tested in adult diabetics carry health risks and are associated with unanticipated side effects when administered to children. All these concerns generate interest in developing micronutrient based approaches as safe and effective alternatives to medical drugs in both prevention and management of diabetes, especially in children.

 

This review outlines the scope of this health problem, highlights current therapeutic approaches to pediatric diabetes, and presents the latest findings on preventive and therapeutic potential of micronutrients and other natural compounds in controlling diabetes in children.

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Micronutrient complexes support glucose metabolism in skeletal muscle cells

M. Chatterjee, V. Ivanov, A. Niedzwiecki, M. Rath

Journal of Cellular Medicine and Natural Health, May 2019

 

As a key substrate for generating biological energy in all of the body’s cells, glucose is vital for sustaining life. Numerous other metabolic processes and bodily functions also depend on a steady supply of glucose. In all aspects, optimum intracellular transport of glucose is essential for a healthy metabolism and for maintaining healthy blood glucose levels.

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Nutritional Improvement of Metabolic Syndrome Parameters in Immature Fructose Fed Wild Type Mice

J.C. Cha, V. Ivanov, M.W. Roomi, T. Kalinovsky, A. Niedzwiecki, M. Rath
Dr. Rath Research Institute, 1260 Memorex Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95050
Molecular Medicine Reports, 2011, DOI: 10.3892/mmr.2011.562

Abstract:
Incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus is increasing worldwide with both environmental and genetic factors implicated in its development.   Diabetes is often preceded by metabolic syndrome (MS) and can develop in normal adults ingesting a high fructose diet.  The effect of high fructose intake in development of MS in children and adolescents is less clear. 

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