Why Minerals Are Needed for Diabetic People

The biggest misconception in the world about the sugar-metabolism concept is that people take sugar as the problem, but the problem is the amount of sugar you take, and the ability of how well your body is equipped to metabolise it. Sugar is the gasoline of your body, therefore your body loves and needs sugar.

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Our body needs approximately 27 minerals. Type 2 Diabetes, which is also referred to as insulin-resistance syndrome, is related to chromium, vanadium and other minerals such as potassium and magnesium in order to metabolise blood sugar.

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Symptoms of insulin resistance:

  1. Get tired after a meal – especially if the meal was loaded with carbohydrates and loads of sweet things and after having the meal, you fall asleep;
  2. You fall asleep easily at night and wake up in the middle of the night after a few hours of sleep;
  3. Gaining weight around the abdominal region – it is an indication you have a problem with blood-sugar metabolism.
  4. Feel better after you eat,
  5. Cravings for sweet foods.

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How sugar metabolism goes for a healthy person:

Sugar is the fuel that the body needs; sugar is the gasoline the body needs in order to function. The problem with sugar is how your body metabolises it and/or how much you are consuming. So eat something that has sugar in it so that sugar goes to your blood. In response to sugar being in your blood, your body (pancreas) secrets insulin and now there is insulin in your blood. Insulin flows through the blood and binds to the cells in your body. When the insulin binds to a recepticide-honour cell that is how sugar will enter into the cell(s). Because it cannot just be absorbed through the cell walls, it has to go in through the doorways. In the presences of insulin, the doors on the cell open.

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If you are minerally or nutritionally-deficient here is what happens:

You eat something that has sugar in it. Your body releases insulin but the insulin can’t get in the cells. Remember your body will still produce more insulin but the insulin has nowhere to go. Hence, the volume of insulin in your blood, forces the sugar through the cells walls, damaging the cell walls. If this happens every day of your life, it is only a matter of time before you start losing your body parts including fingers, legs, arms and going blind, among others. This is because it is a damage created over time to the cells of their body by insulin.


The key point is to make sure the intake of minerals to our body is key to ensure the insulin does its function accordingly. This will ensure the above-named cases are reduced.

Work towards fighting Type 2 Diabetes. Knowledge is power!

Post Author: Eliud Muya