I know the herbal substitute for insulin. It is called Stevia, stevia rebaudiana, which is a tropical annual with very sweet leaves that yield the substance called stevioside. Stevioside is a white crystalline powder which is 250-300 times sweeter than sucrose. It is sold in powder or liquid form in most natural foods stores. Or you can order it in a 1 oz bottle for $10.00 (USD) + shipping and tax; or 6 bottles or more at $9.50 (USD per bottle) + shipping and tax. The product is called Sunectar. For more information, send a self addressed stamped envelope to the address below. She can give you the exact shipping and tax information and will require a money order or cashier's check before shipping.
A Harwell Parker
120 Cobblestone Way
Alpharetta, GA, 30004
This is proven to work, not an old-wives-tale that may or may not help. It was only recently approved by the FDA as a sugar substitute in this country. It has been used by the Chinese for centuries.
Dosage = 30 drops per day minimum. Stevia can be used in cooking as a sugar substitute and there is no restrictions on the amount that can be safely used. It is a natural herb plant just like oregano or parsley. Of which we use as much as we like in most Italian dishes. The dosage can be broken into any combination that is suitable for the person, i.e. 5 drops 6 times per day, 10 drops 3 times per day, 30 drops all at once. It can be dropped in a little water and gulped down or dropped in a glass of ice tea (or a cup of hot tea). As long as the diabetic is receiving at least 30 drops it will regulate the blood sugar levels.
If you are going to start using it now, be sure to visit your doctor as your insulin requirements will change over time. Stevia has reduced and even reversed diabetic's dependency on insulin in most of my clients. Their doctors would say things like "I don't know what you're doing, but keep it up!" After the pole shift, when the insulin is gone, they won't have many choices. Or you can wait until after your insulin supply is gone and there are no other choices.
Offered by Leila.
Stevia works by triggering hypoglycemic activity, thus reducing blood sugar levels while it sweetens. However, please use this product only under the supervision of a doctor. Bear in mind that insulin also promotes protein and lipid synthesis. I don't think Stevia does this.
Offered by Lyn.