Nitric oxide: Not news, but good anyway

One of my favorite natural substances, nitric oxide, gets further kudos, this time for helping regain movement for the stiffened, immobilized blood cells that are responsible for a lot of the nasty and life-threatening complications of diabetes. They’ve known for a long time that NO helps relax blood vessels, which can help movement. But it seems this latest discovery indicates nitric oxide actually restores mobility, and it can do so both when administered within the body and when applied to cells while extracted from your body but then returned after treatment.

Good news for the 4.1 million Americans and countless millions of others with this life-changing disease. It’s not easy to drastically change your lifestyle to accommodate this disease, but it’s critical to do so–or suffer severe consequences. The government has recommendations for how to control diabetes here.