European Elderberry and Type 2 Diabetes: a Natural Blood Sugar Modulator

Do European elderberry flowers have the ability to naturally modulate the blood sugar levels associated with type 2 diabetes? A growing body of scientific evidence suggests it. The discovery may help the millions of Americans suffering from the disease.

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body becomes resistant to its own insulin, a hormone vital to the body’s ability to use blood glucose for energy. Without insulin, glucose levels build up in the bloodstream, leading to harmful physical complications. In 2012, a staggering 29.1 million Americanshad diabetes. Of those, 95 percent were adults suffering from type 2. If left untreated, type 2 diabetes can result in kidney and other organ failures, amputations, blindness, and even death. In fact, diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.

Diabetes is also expensive: medical costs for people with type 2 diabetes are more than twice as high as medical costs for people without the disease. But a range of factors, including increased rates of obesity in children, indicate that the disease is on the rise. Moreover, the prescription drugs used to increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin can have debilitating side effects. Thus the quest for natural, effective alternatives has taken on increasing importance.

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  1. May 27, 2015 at 11:15 am — Reply

    Elderberries are a phytonutrient powerhouse – reearch shows they are active against viral infections such as colds and ‘flu and they make great wine, too. My granny swore by elderberry jam to keep her healthy in winter.

    • May 27, 2015 at 1:03 pm — Reply

      Elderberries and the flowers of the elder tree are wonderful against many ills. In 400 BCE, Hippocrates referred to the elder tree as
      his “medicine chest.”

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