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Alternative Therapies and Explanations from 2000

  1. There are many beneficial natural aids for chronic health problems. You are a disservice to the practice and philosophy of healing. (5 Dec 2000)
  2. What, if any, type of feedback have you ever heard regarding doing acupuncture treatment to help type 1 diabetes? (2 Dec 2000)
  3. Do you think any of about the various dietary supplements that are being marketed right now will be helpful in controlling blood sugar? (30 Nov 2000)
  4. Can you recommend a natural product (food or medicine) for diabetes? (22 Nov 2000)
  5. I have had diabetes for 15 years. Has anyone heard of a plant (called insulin) that is supposed to be good for diabetes? (7 Nov 2000)
  6. I recently read an article on an herbal remedy called Gymnema. It says it helps lower the amount of insulin necessary and also helps with neuropathy. (1 Nov 2000)
  7. I have just received brochures about the herbs that claim to be able to help blood sugars, and reversal of diabetes. (30 Oct 2000)
  8. I would like to know how reputable this company is and how well their claims stand for this nutritional supplement. (23 Oct 2000)
  9. I have type 1 diabetes and I take an herbal supplement (Evening Primrose Oil). I noticed that it has a hyperglycemic effect on my blood sugars. (16 Oct 2000)
  10. Does this have merit in possibly curing diabetes? (7 Oct 2000)
  11. Can you give me some suggestions me on the usage of alternative medicines in reducing the blood sugar levels? (7 Oct 2000)
  12. Why is it okay for type 2 and not for type 1 just because research studies haven't been performed? (15 Sep 2000)
  13. Six weeks ago, I started giving my 15 year old, who has had diabetes all her life, vitamin D3 and calcium citrate. Her insulin has decreased by 40%. (29 Aug 2000)
  14. Can you refer me to any studies or reports of the effectiveness of massage for people with diabetes? (25 Aug 2000)
  15. What is pancreatic extract? What are it's therapeutic uses? Is it commercially available? (24 Aug 2000)
  16. Is there any information regarding the relevance between taking glucosamine and elevated blood sugar level? (15 Aug 2000)
  17. What affect will the mineral chromium have on insulin and glucose in a person with diabetes? (15 Aug 2000)
  18. Could you provide a list of vitamin supplements that would be of benefit to people with type 1 diabetes? (31 Jul 2000)
  19. I want to know about a capsule called INSULEN. Can it replace insulin shots for people with Type 1? (29 Jul 2000)
  20. I am trying to find out if there are any natural and/or over-the-counter types of fertility pills. (26 Jul 2000)
  21. Do you think the [name deleted] products could really do what he claims, or is he simply trying to "drain my pockets?" (25 Jul 2000)
  22. Can a vitamin deficiency of any kind cause diabetes? (18 Jun 2000)
  23. Are aloe vera gel, fields of green, and royal bee jelly safe and helpful for Type 1 diabetes? (15 Jun 2000)
  24. Would olive leaf extract prolong the honeymoon stage? (28 May 2000)
  25. We have recently seen a naturopath who put him on a herb therapy. (26 May 2000)
  26. I have a well-meaning neighbor that is trying to convince me to have my son take a nutritional supplement. (18 May 2000)
  27. I saw a few days ago in some newspaper that some Ukraine medical scientists have invented a new cure for diabetes. (6 May 2000)
  28. We have been told that when kids reaches puberty, the hormonal change triggers the pancreatic cells. (26 Apr 2000)
  29. Recently I was told of a lady who "cured" herself of diabetes (Type 1) with magnets. (9 Apr 2000)
  30. What kind of "natural" foods or vitamins can be taken to keep the glucose from going too high? (9 Apr 2000)
  31. We have recently read about an alternative medicine called Yu Xiao San 8805 (Chinese Medicine). (30 Mar 2000)
  32. Is there any documentation of the use of brewers yeast, chromium picolinate or pyruvate in type 1? (15 Mar 2000)
  33. I have heard that Aloe Vera in its pure form can help considerably with reducing his blood sugar levels. (6 Mar 2000)
  34. Could 100-200mg. of niacinamide prolong her "honeymoon period?" (13 Feb 2000)
  35. I'd like to know why no one suggests Type 1s trying chromium picolinate? (3 Feb 2000)
  36. Is it possible for her to be without insulin if she takes to yoga and other exercises and diet control? (1 Feb 2000)
  37. I'm 39 and just found out I'm a diabetic. I'm interested in the Schwartzbien Principle. (29 Jan 2000)
  38. I am trying to locate information on the Metabolic Activation Treatment, also known as the Hepatic Activation Treatment. (11 Jan 2000)

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