Since hyperglycemia does damage to tissues mostly through oxidation, it is speculated that antioxidants may help reduce and heal this damage to the body. Some dietary supplements are known antioxidants.
Some people suggest that supplementing a diabetic cat's diet with carefully controlled amounts of mixed-tocopherol Vitamin E, plus Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3, 6, and 9) in the form of fish oils, plus Taurine, makes a powerful antioxidant cocktail and can lower insulin needs.
Other possibilities Edit
SAM-e (S-adenosylmethionine) is another untested dietary supplement known for improving liver health and with possible antioxidant properties.
CoQ10 (Co-enzyme Q10) is another controversial dietary supplement that is not yet tested on animals but may show promise.
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