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Alternative Therapies and Explanations from 2001

  1. I am an 18 year old male with type 1 diabetes, I've been bodybuilding for the last year, and I want to get into taking supplements to assist me in my regimen. (14 Dec 2001)
  2. Do you know of any beneficial effects of almonds on lowering blood glucose levels? (25 Nov 2001)
  3. My three year old son has type 1 diabetes, and my wife recently heard that cinnamon helps bring down blood sugar levels. Is this true? (25 Nov 2001)
  4. Recently, I have used Heel "Syzygium compositum N" and now I am trying "Glucorect PK 26". Could you please advise me in this case? (24 Nov 2001)
  5. I have questions concerning the herb gymnema sylvestre. (23 Nov 2001)
  6. Is there anything that would help protect me from complications or aid in insulin sensitivity? (9 Nov 2001)
  7. An instructor told us that people with diabetes do not have the ability to convert beta carotene to vitamin A in their livers and need to take a supplemental form of the preformed vitamin. (22 Oct 2001)
  8. Once I start taking chromium picolate, how long should it take before I see a drop in blood sugar levels? (22 Oct 2001)
  9. While I was in the hospital, I gained 30 pounds. What can I do at home to help me lose weight? Is there any type of vitamin I can take to help lower my blood sugar? (10 Oct 2001)
  10. Is there a chance that liposuction will help control diabetes? Should I pursue liposuction? (26 Sep 2001)
  11. Should I give chromium to my daughter who has type 1 diabetes to regulate blood sugars and decrease insulin needs? (26 Sep 2001)
  12. Is MSM of any benefit? Can it cause any problems? (19 Sep 2001)
  13. Do you have any information about any child with diabetes having taken any Herbalife product and improving control? (4 Sep 2001)
  14. Does Ginseng cause low blood sugars in people with diabetes? (30 Aug 2001)
  15. My friend (who also has type 1 diabetes) contends that inulin (from artichokes and other vegetables) reduces the need for insulin. (25 Aug 2001)
  16. How it is possible that beta glucan skyrocketed my blood sugar? (26 Jul 2001)
  17. Do you have any information about a product called DK50 being sold on-line as a treatment for type 2 diabetes? (30 Apr 2001)
  18. I am 44 years old and have had type 2 diabetes for 10 years. Please advise me if chelation therapy can be useful in this condition. (24 Apr 2001)
  19. Is there any information on noni juice (morinda) and its use in diabetes control? (19 Apr 2001)
  20. I heard that taking chromium picolinate supplements help people with diabetes. Is this true? (6 Apr 2001)
  21. What is Bioslife? What can it do for a person with type 2 diabetes who has high cholesterol and cardiovascular problems? (4 Apr 2001)
  22. Should I discuss using RiSoTriene for my daughter with her doctor? (23 Mar 2001)
  23. Would it be possible to take Hydroxi-Rip? Would it raise or lower my blood levels? (18 Mar 2001)
  24. My 20 year friend has diabetes. Can a person with diabetes take fat burners? (8 Mar 2001)
  25. I have recently read about the benefits of taking vitamin E to help people with diabetes possibly prevent certain complications. (7 Mar 2001)
  26. I have heard that there is some evidence to suggest that certain fatty acids in the diet can aid in the absorption of insulin -- is this true? (4 Mar 2001)
  27. . Is there any validity to claims made about Gymnema Sylvestre and diabetes? (3 Mar 2001)
  28. I have heard that acupuncture, polarised light, and magnetic bioresonance can decrease insulin requirement. (8 Feb 2001)
  29. I would like to know if anyone has looked into essiac to see and test it in people with diabetes. (8 Feb 2001)
  30. My mother-in-law's physician has suggested taking BiosLife 2. Is there any evidence to this effect to justify the expense of $60 per month? (22 Jan 2001)
  31. I found an that said a man in Peking had himself cured of diabetes by eating ants. Is this possible? What kind of ants should a lady of 53 eat? (19 Jan 2001)
  32. Is it safe to give my 10 year old son Echinacea to boost his immune system during cold season? (12 Jan 2001)
  33. Do you know anything about naturopaths or homeopaths reversing the effects of a vaccine and whether or not it helped in controlling diabetes? (11 Jan 2001)
  34. Do you have any information regarding herbal treatments for diabetes? (2 Jan 2001)

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