You already know a diabetes diagnosis means you’re facing a whole lot of risks.
There’s a risk to your heart because this condition can lead to heart disease and heart attacks. There’s the risk to your brain because dementia is so common in folks with diabetes that it’s referred to as “type 3 diabetes.”
And then there’s the risk to your wallet. Because, let’s face it, even with insurance or Medicare dealing with diabetes is anything but cheap.
Well, hate to be the bearer of bad news, but new research reveals you have yet ONE MORE THING to worry about when you have diabetes.
It’s the risk to your BONE. Which scientists say could be getting weaker by the day leaving you exposed to painful breaks.
But wait, I come bearing GOOD news too. Because I have a plan to help you turn it ALL around in a flash.
DEFEAT this ugly new diabetes risk
A bone break is bad news at any age. But as you get older, the consequences get worse.
They’re more painful, the recovery is slower, and you’re more likely to have lasting or even permanent problems.
And now, thanks to new research out of the U.K., we know diabetes threatens your bone health too. Because it turns out regardless if it’s type 1 or type 2, your odds of fractures can climb through the roof.
Early in the disease, the risk is higher for folks with type 1. But if you’re battling type 2, you’re not off the hook. As time goes on, the longer you live with type 2, the more your broken bone risk grows, too.
And regardless of your type, the longer you’ve needed insulin, the bigger your risk of one of these devastating bone breaks is.
Build stronger bones with the power of 4
That’s the grim reality. But now for the good news.
You DON’T have to live in fear of falls and broken bones. Because you DON’T have to live with that skyrocketing risk.
Most people know calcium is essential to stronger bone. But what most folks don’t realize is that calcium can’t find its way into the bone on its own. It needs help.
In fact, it needs THREE nutrient helpers to get the job done properly.
Your body needs…
- vitamin D to absorb the calcium.
- magnesium to activate the vitamin D
- vitamin K to push the calcium into the bone
Once you have a healthy amount of all four nutrients on board, you can expect better bone mineral density, stronger bones, and a LOWER risk of those painful breaks.
Helping your body absorb calcium doesn’t just help with building stronger bones, either. It comes with some other BIG bonus benefits.
Excess calcium can form dangerous deposits in blood vessels hardening your arteries. But when vitamin K pushes that calcium into your bone where it belongs, that keeps it from building up and threatening your heart health.
Plus, vitamin K can even help with the main symptoms of diabetes. One study a few years back found the often overlooked nutrient can help improve…
- insulin sensitivity
- glucose metabolism
There are two forms of K: vitamin K1 and vitamin K2. For bone health, you want to make sure you’re getting plenty of K2, which you will find in grass-fed and organic beef liver, chicken, pork, dairy, and eggs.
If you’re taking a blood thinner such as warfarin be sure to talk to your doc before raising your K2 levels. The vitamin doesn’t always mix well with some of these meds.