- Take 1 capsule 3 times daily.
- 15 minutes before meals or as
directed by a healthcare practitioner.
|Cautions/Warnings for Dia-Pro
As with any natural health product, you should consult with a
healthcare professional on the use of this product especially if
you are taking any prescription medication such as anti-diabetes
drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, anticoagulants or
antiplatelet drugs or have a medical condition including kidney
health issues, chromate allergies, behavioural or psychiatric
conditions such as depression, anxiety or schizophrenia or if
you have liver disease, HIV, a thiamine deficiency, thyroid
disease or use alcohol excessively.
In individuals with diabetes and/or impaired glucose tolerance,
alpha-lipoic acid supplementation may lower blood glucose levels.
- looking for a natural, safe and effective way to support healthy
blood sugar levels?
- wanting to prevent complications associated with uncontrolled
blood sugar levels such as heart, kidney, and nerve damage?
- worried about a family history of blood sugar problems?
- concerned because you feel that you have blood sugar levels that
are either too high or too low?
- frustrated with trying to manage your low blood sugar episodes?
- finding that you feel tired or weak if a meal is missed?
If you are, then Dia-Pro Diabetality™ formula may be the
support you have been searching for. Dia-Pro Diabetality is a premium
quality formulation that contains 13 of the finest all-natural herbs,
antioxidants and extracts. These selected ingredients have either been
used medicinally for centuries or have been shown through scientific
studies to be helpful in either maintaining healthy blood sugar levels
or preventing the complications so often associated with high, low or
fluctuating blood sugar levels. Dia-Pro Diabetality is an effective,
advanced natural health product.
Dia-Pro Diabetality™ may be helpful for:
- Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
- Hyperglycemia (elevated blood sugar)
- Syndrome X (Metabolic Syndrome)
- Fluctuating blood sugar levels
Note: This product contains natural ingredients that have
demonstrated an ability to help support healthy blood sugar levels. It
is not intended to treat, prevent or cure any Schedule A disease
Hypoglycemia is a term which refers to a state in which the body’s blood
sugar levels fall too low. Normally, the body will always try to
maintain relatively stable blood sugar levels. It does this through the
co-operative efforts of various glands such as the pancreas and liver,
together with hormones such as insulin, epinephrine and the
corticosteroids. However, if these efforts are disrupted through
improper diet and lifestyle choices (such as skipping meals or eating
too many sugary or refined carbohydrate foods) these blood sugar control
mechanisms will fail.
There are two types of hypoglycemia – ‘reactive’ hypoglycemia (the most
common) and fasting hypoglycemia. Reactive hypoglycemia is not a disease,
it is a set of symptoms caused by poor carbohydrate metabolism (usually
the result of eating too many refined carbohydrates or sugars). Reactive
hypoglycemia occurs when blood sugar levels drop rapidly three to five
hours after eating a meal. Individuals can experience a variety of
symptoms, some of which are more serious than others:
- low moods
- sugar cravings
- tiredness an hour or so after eating
- afternoon fatigue
- blurred vision
- excessive sweating
- mental confusion
- incoherent speech
- odd behaviours
- convulsions (seizures)
It is important to note that while all these symptoms may be due to
hypoglycemia, there can be other causes as well. With reactive
hypoglycemia, symptoms disappear once an individual eats.
Fasting hypoglycemia is a much less common form of hypoglycemia. It
usually only occurs in conjunction with serious diseases such as
pancreatic tumors, liver damage, starvation or because of excessive
injections of insulin for diabetes. Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred
to as diabetes, is a medical condition that occurs when the body does
not produce any, or enough insulin, or when insulin is improperly
processed. This leads to an excess of glucose (sugar) in the bloodstream.
Insulin, which is produced by the pancreas, is a hormone that is
essential for the proper use of the glucose (energy) contained in the
food we eat.
If there is not enough insulin or its function is impaired, the glucose
(sugar) cannot be used as fuel for the cells. Sugar builds up in the
bloodstream (hyperglycemia) and is excreted in the urine. Eventually,
such high blood sugar levels lead to a variety of complications,
particularly for the eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart and blood vessels.
Syndrome X, Metabolic Syndrome
Syndrome X and Metabolic Syndrome are names given to a group of
abnormalities which develop largely as a result of a high intake of
refined carbohydrates. This high intake sets the stage for hypoglycemia,
the over production of insulin and eventual sugar or glucose intolerance.
In this situation the cells become fatigued with the constant levels of
excessive insulin in the bloodstream and they eventually become
insensitive or resistant to it. Insulin resistance appears to be a
common feature (and a possible contributing factor), to several common
health problems, including obesity, Type II diabetes mellitus,
polycystic ovary disease, dyslipidemia (an imbalance in blood fats or
cholesterol), high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and certain
Insulin resistance often precedes the development of Type II diabetes -
sometimes by years. In individuals who will ultimately develop Type II
diabetes, it is believed that blood sugar and insulin levels are normal
for many years, then at some point in time, insulin resistance develops.
However, not everyone with insulin resistance will go on to develop
Maintaining healthy blood glucose levels and staying at a healthy weight
are key factors in preventing many of these lifestyle related health
conditions!    
Prevention of Syndrome X
Healthy lifestyle choices can help prevent Syndrome X, therefore good
nutritional intake and exercise can go a long way towards prevention. By
maintaining an appropriate weight, keeping blood sugar levels stable and
pursuing a physically active lifestyle at least three times per week,
many individuals are able to reduce their chances of becoming insulin
resistant or developing Syndrome X.
If you are already experiencing Syndrome X, then these same healthy
lifestyle choices can help you prevent potentially more serious
complications such as adult onset Type II diabetes. If you are
overweight, losing weight can definitely reduce your risk of diabetes.
In addition to lifestyle modifications, various natural supplements such
as those found in Dia-Pro Diabetality™ can help promote healthy blood
sugar levels and possibly avoid more serious health problems in the
Alpha lipoic acid also known as thioctic or lipoic acid, is a
potent antioxidant. Research suggests that lipoic acid has the potential
to influence glucose control and prevent diabetic complications such as
nerve damage leading to diabetic neuropathy (which causes numbness, pain
and weakness in the hands, arms, feet and legs). Other studies have
shown that alpha lipoic acid speeds the removal of glucose (sugar) from
the blood of people with diabetes and that this antioxidant may prevent
kidney damage associated with diabetes. Alpha lipoic acid works together
with other antioxidants such as vitamins C, zinc, and lutein. Over time,
high glucose levels in diabetes can create a lot of oxidative stress,
which can damage the heart, blood vessels, eyes, and nerves.
Antioxidants such as alpha lipoic acid, zinc, Lutein, and vitamin C have
been documented to be beneficial in the treatment of diabetes.
Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) is widely cultivated in
Asia, Africa, and South America. It has been used extensively in folk
medicines as a remedy for diabetes. The blood sugar-lowering action of
the fresh juice or unripe fruit has been established in animal
experimental models as well as human clinical trials. Bitter melon is
composed of several compounds with confirmed blood sugar lowering
actions. Bitter melon contains an insulin-like polypeptide, called
polypeptide-P, similar in structure to insulin.
Cinnamon has a long history as a spice and as a medicine.
Cinnamon may significantly improve the ability of insulin to respond to
and normalize blood sugar levels. Studies have shown that compounds in
cinnamon not only stimulate insulin receptors, but also inhibit an
enzyme that inactivates them, thus significantly increasing the cell’s
ability to use glucose. A human study published in Diabetes Care looked
at 60 people with Type II diabetes, 30 men and 30 women with an average
age of 52. They were divided into 6 groups: groups one, two and three
consumed either 1, 3 or 6 grams of cinnamon respectively each day and
groups 4, 5 and 6 were given placebo capsules corresponding to the
number of capsules consumed for the three levels of cinnamon. After 40
days, all three levels of cinnamon intake reduced fasting blood glucose
levels, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol (‘bad’ cholesterol) and total
cholesterol. The results of this study suggest that the inclusion of
cinnamon in the diet of people with Type II diabetes could potentially
reduce risk factors associated with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Banaba (Lagerstroemia speciosa) is an herb native to tropical
southern Asia. It is historically used to control glucose levels of Type
II diabetics. It will lower blood glucose levels and as a result it may
also lead to weight reduction. Corosolic acid and ellagitannins are the
main active ingredients found in Banaba, which have an insulin-like
effect that can activate insulin receptors. Preliminary clinical
research suggests that orally administered banaba extract, standardized
to 1% corosolic acid, may lower blood sugar in people with Type II
Chromium promotes glucose uptake by the cell and may affect
the action of insulin. Much work has been done exploring the
relationship between chromium and glucose tolerance. Chromium deficiency
is associated with elevated blood sugar levels and high cholesterol.
Beneficial effects of supplemental chromium on blood lipids, such as
cholesterol, have been reported in controlled trials. Recent studies
have also suggested that chromium can significantly reduce blood sugar
levels in Type II diabetics.
Gymnema sylvestre is a woody, climbing plant native to India.
Historically, gymnema was used in India to treat madhu meha or “honey
urine.” which is equivalent to what we now know as diabetes. Chewing the
leaves of the gymnema sylvestre plant diminishes an individual’s ability
to discriminate the “sweet” taste. It therefore seems to help control
sweet cravings. This has given the plant a common name of gurmar, or
“sugar destroyer”. Gymnema has been the object of considerable research
since the 1930s, with promising results for types 1 and 2 diabetes.
Gymnema’s antidiabetic activity appears to be due to a combination of
mechanisms. Research has found that Gymnema extracts can double the
number of insulin-secreting beta cells in the pancreas and return blood
sugars to almost normal. Gymnema also increases the activity of enzymes
responsible for glucose uptake and utilization.
Vitamin C – Studies suggest that people with diabetes have
high levels of free radicals (which can damage the heart, blood vessels,
eyes and nerves) and low levels of antioxidants, including vitamin C.
This imbalance may contribute to the fact that those with diabetes are
at greater risk for developing conditions such as high cholesterol and
atherosclerosis. Vitamin C, zinc, alpha lipoic acid, lutein, and
anthocyanidin’s have been documented to be beneficial in the treatment
Bilberry fruit extracts which contain flavonoid compounds
called anthocyanidins. Anthocyanosides have been shown to possess strong
antioxidant and blood sugar lowering activities. This means that
bilberry fruit extracts scavenge damaging particles in the body known as
free radicals. They have been shown to help prevent a number of long-term
illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and an eye disorder called
macular degeneration. Furthermore, anthocyanadins also improve oxygen
and blood delivery to the eyes and scavenge free radicals that can
disrupt collagen structures and contribute to conditions such as
cataracts and diabetic retinopathy.
Jambolan is a species of cloves used in Ayurvedic medicines
that is used for diabetes and diseases of the pancreas. It reduces blood
sugar levels and reduces the chance of developing atherosclerosis.
Jambolan is used to treat diabetes because it quickly reduces blood
sugar, apparently without side effects. Jambolan may also decrease the
risk of a diabetic person with developing atherosclerosis because it
contains oleanolic acid, which short-circuits the chemical reactions
that make toxic free radicals.
Magnesium plays an important role in maintaining healthy blood
sugar levels by improving insulin secretion and action. Studies have
shown that many individuals with Type II diabetes are magnesium
deficient. Low magnesium results in impairment in insulin action and a
worsening of insulin resistance. Daily magnesium supplementation appears
to improve blood sugar transport into the cell.
Lutein is a member of the carotenoid family, which is
naturally present in the macula of the human retina and has strong
antioxidant properties. A common diabetic complication is retinal damage
leading to diabetic retinopathy. Antioxidants such as carotenoids, zinc
and vitamin C can greatly reduce overall cellular damage, protect the
retina from cellular damage and improve and protect the eye from macular
Vanadium has been demonstrated to have insulin-like effects on
glucose metabolism in both animal and human studies. It helps to
maintain proper blood glucose levels and has been shown to reduce
cholesterol levels in both Type I and Type II diabetes.
Zinc is an essential trace mineral, which means that it must
be obtained from the diet since the body cannot make enough. Zinc levels
tend to be low in people with diabetes, particularly Type II diabetics.
It appears to play an important role in the production and storage of
insulin and it also works synergistically with chromium.  In
addition, zinc is a strong antioxidant. The American and Canadian
Association of Diabetes agree that a key goal in the treatment of
diabetes is to prevent complications because, over time, high glucose
levels in diabetics can create a lot of oxidative stress. Oxidative
stress can damage the heart, blood vessels, eyes, and nerves.
Antioxidants such as alpha lipoic acid, zinc, lutein, quercetin and
anthocyanidin’s have been documented to be beneficial in diabetes and
for preventing diabetic complications.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am on diabetic medication(s), can I still take Dia-Pro
As with any natural health product, you should consult a health care
practitioner prior to use especially if you are on any medication or if
you have a medical condition. Dia-Pro Diabetality™ is designed to help
support healthy blood sugar levels and prevent diabetic complications.
As such, many of the ingredients focus on lowering and normalizing blood
sugar levels and may have additive effects with your medication. You and
your health care practitioner can determine if you could benefit from
I have a family history of Diabetes, should I take Dia-Pro
Dia-Pro Diabetality™ supports healthy blood sugar levels and may help
prevent complications associated with high blood sugar levels. You and
your health care practitioner can determine if you could benefit from
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