It’s one of the worst diseases you can develop — as it poses a real threat to your health and practically every vital organ in your body.

The 2007–08 National Health Survey estimated that 818,200 Australians (4.0%) have it and that number is growing daily!.

I’m talking about diabetes.

As you probably already know, diabetes is a gateway to a whole world of trouble — including heart disease, blindness, poor circulation, and kidney failure.

Basically, diabetes develops when your body can no longer control high levels of sugar in your bloodstream.

Of course, the best thing you can do for your own health is to PREVENT diabetes in the first place.

Diet and exercise are crucial. It’s the first level of defense in keeping your sugar and insulin levels in check.

But you should also use at least one (or all three!) of these safe, all-natural, sugar-busting “superstars” —

1. Gymnema Sylvestre. This plant comes from India. It’s been used by  Ayurvedic healers for over 2,000 years! Studies have shown it can greatly lower your over blood sugar over the long term. You can find it at your local health food store.

2.Cinnamon.You would probably never guess that cinnammon lowers your blood sugar, right? But it’s powerful sugar-busting properties were discovered by accident. Researchers were studying the effects of common foods on blood sugar levels. When subjects ate apple pie, their blood sugar actually lowered! The scientists were baffled and looked into it more. They finally narrowed apple pie’s sugar-lowering effects to the cinnammon. Try sprinkling cinammon on oatmeal or on apples for a tasty treat.

3. Fenugreek. This seed is native to the Mediterranean region, along with India and China. It helps stimulate the release of insulin in your body, which helps lower your overall blood sugar levels. This is one you’ll have to find at a health food store as well.

No question, diabetes can mess up your health big time. But eat right, workout, and take one or more of the all-natural “superstars” I’ve told you about here, and you’ll be golden!