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Discussing Diabetes Management with Dr. John Burd

We had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. John Burd, the founder and CEO of Lysulin, Inc. Dr. Burd is a renowned scientist with a Ph.D. in biochemistry who has dedicated his career to helping people better manage their diabetes. He has founded various companies with the goal of offering natural solutions to diabetes and solving other health problems. In this interview, we discussed Dr. Burd's previous and present work, along with the impact that it has on diabetes management.

Everybody is talking about continuous glucose monitors. Can you tell us what they are and why they are the talk of the town?

Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) have gained immense popularity in recent years, revolutionizing diabetes management. Aside from Lysulin, Dr. Burd was also the former founder and CEO of Dexcom, the leader in continuous glucose monitoring for people with diabetes. CGMs are devices that provide real-time, continuous data on blood glucose levels, allowing individuals with diabetes to monitor their sugar levels without the need for frequent fingersticks to get a blood sample. Dr. Burd said, “The CGM takes a reading every 5 minutes, so you can see how the things you do and your diet affect your blood glucose readings. The good ones also have a high and low blood glucose alarm.”

As Dr. Burd mentioned, the appeal of CGMs lies in their convenience and accuracy, offering users a better understanding of how their bodies respond to food, exercise, and medication. By offering timely alerts for high or low blood sugar levels, CGMs empower individuals to make informed decisions about their daily activities and insulin dosages, ultimately helping to prevent dangerous fluctuations in blood sugar. In some devices, the data generated by CGMs can be shared with healthcare providers, leading to better diabetes care and management. With cutting-edge technology, it’s no surprise that CGMs have become increasingly popular for individuals seeking better control over their blood sugar levels.

Can you share a little bit about how you founded Lysulin?

Dr. Burd shared that he started Lysulin to further his crusade to help people with Type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and those at risk of developing diabetes. Dr. Burd has a book on Amazon discussing his journey called “The Natural Solution to the Diabetes Epidemic; The Discovery of Lysulin.” Dr. Burd recalled, “It started when a cofounder of DexCom sent me an email suggesting that I work on ‘glucose toxicity.’ I had to Google it and when I did I realized that it was a biochemistry problem that could be solved with biochemistry. I came up with a formulation, filed patents, found a manufacturer, and started the company in 2017.”

What is so special about Lysulin?

Lysulin capsules

Lysulin is designed to support individuals in managing their blood sugar levels, making it a potentially valuable addition to their diabetes management plan. It consists of a combination of key ingredients, primarily lysine, zinc, and vitamin C, which are believed to work synergistically to support overall health and help regulate glucose levels. Dr. Burd said, “The patented formulation is directed to the cause of high blood glucose, not just the symptoms of high blood sugar. Lysulin stops protein glycation, the cause of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Available at low cost without a prescription and no side effects.”

Dr. Burd stated, “Historically, supplements have had a bad reputation because many of them made unsubstantiated claims in the past. Conversely, Lysulin is firmly grounded on a foundation of 25 years of R&D and clinical studies published in peer-reviewed publications proving that the ingredients in Lysulin will lower blood glucose and the production of glycated proteins.” It distinguishes itself from traditional diabetes medications by offering a non-prescription, natural alternative that can be used alongside other treatments. Lysulin Capsules and Lysulin Once-A-Day Powder are also certified as animal-free by VeganMed, which means that they are made without any animal-derived ingredients. While Lysulin has garnered attention for its potential benefits, it's crucial to remember that its effectiveness can vary from person to person, and it should be used under the guidance of a healthcare provider as part of a comprehensive diabetes care plan. Watch the video below to learn more about how this medication works:

How long does it take to see the results from Lysulin?

According to Dr. Burd, your A1c will drop in just one month if Lysulin works for you.

What other amazing products have you worked on?

Dr. Burd talked about another natural product called Wonder Spray, which is an antibiotic cleared by the FDA for wound cleansing and speeding up wound healing. Dr. Burd became interested in Wonder Spray because he wanted to help people with diabetes speed up the healing of wounds on their feet. He later discovered that Wonder Spray is effective for a variety of other ailments, including skin irritation, scalp issues, acne, allergies, eye irritation, dental pain, and many more. Wonder Spray is made without any bleach, alcohol, ammonia, or other harmful contaminants, and is also certified animal-free. Wonder Spray is also now on the EPA list of chemicals that meet its criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Visit Dr. Burd’s Wonder Spray website to learn more about this product.

Dr. Burd's Wonder Spray


Diabetes is a chronic medical condition that can lead to a range of health complications if not properly managed. Managing diabetes typically involves maintaining a balanced diet, regular physical activity, and in some cases, medications or insulin therapy. Since the prevalence of diabetes is on the rise, having proper education, early diagnosis, and effective management are crucial to improving the quality of life for those living with this condition. With a passion for improving the lives of others, Dr. Burd has made a significant impact on creating innovative solutions for those living with diabetes.

Visit our diabetes blog to learn more about this condition and what other vegan-friendly options are available.


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