A dietary supplement - hyaluronic acid (HA) - brings some pain relief to people with knee arthritis, preliminary research shows. The natural substance HA is usually found in the body and it lubricates and cushions the joints. HA injections directly into the knee joint are sometimes used to treat more-severe cases of arthritis.
People with diabetes are prone to high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, eye damage, kidney damage, and amputation. A great deal of this has to do with damage to blood vessel walls triggered by inflammation directly related to the high levels of sugar and cholesterol in the blood. The sugar burns and damages the energy producing power plants of these cells (known as mitochondria).