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Alternative Therapies and Explanations from 2003

  1. Is there any benefit to chiropractic care in helping to treat diabetes for my child? (20 Dec 2003)
  2. The doctor has said he has to take insulin for the rest of his life. Is that so? (13 Dec 2003)
  3. Is there any form of treatment (homeapathy, alopathy) to treat our pancreas so that it again starts to produce insulin? (7 Dec 2003)
  4. My brother has a tea that has already been tested in clinic overseas and lowers blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. (5 Nov 2003)
  5. I would like to take three grams of fish oil per day to help prevent heart disease. Is this okay? (26 Oct 2003)
  6. I read that there is a new herbal cure for diabetes and the rights were bought by a Canadian company who will be marketing it. (16 Oct 2003)
  7. Is there something else you can recommend that will help my daughter fight off any complications? (12 Sep 2003)
  8. Do level 90 and OPC3 help to control blood sugar levels? (23 Aug 2003)
  9. Will SeaSilver will help with my daughter's blood sugar? Are there any negative side effects that I should know about? (22 Aug 2003)
  10. I have been told of a book called which claims to have significant impacts on diabetes control and cure for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. (18 Aug 2003)
  11. Would it be beneficial to take a larger dose of the 7-KETO DHEA or just the DHEA? (13 Aug 2003)
  12. I am wondering if the Genomed approach is accepted by the medical community. (22 Jul 2003)
  13. Have you heard of benfotiamine? What do you think of people with diabetes taking this substance? (17 Jul 2003)
  14. Do you have any information pertaining to Neem's effectiveness in diabetes? Should Neem be used to treat diabetes in children? (17 Jul 2003)
  15. Will stevia still have effect on people with type 1 diabetes when all the beta cells are destroyed (16 Jul 2003)
  16. I am reading a lot about alpha-lipoic acid as a antioxidant and wondered if it would hurt to give my daughter this supplement. (15 Jul 2003)
  17. What long term health effects and benefits will a friend experience from reducing her insulin? (7 Jul 2003)
  18. Is is safe for me are to take DHEA and melatonin? Will taking them increase the possibility of my body rejecting the pancreas transplant? (7 Jul 2003)
  19. Are there studies on people with type 1 diabetes to see if MSM is helping the body better utilize insulin or regulate glucose levels? (1 Jul 2003)
  20. Should vitamin C (or any other anti-oxidant) be used to prevent circulation problems (arteries) in a nine year old ? (21 Jun 2003)
  21. I have a patient who no longer wishes to take the diuretic bendrofluazide and and wishes to take L-taurine. (9 Jun 2003)
  22. My uncle says if my daughter were to start taking coral calcium, she would be cured.What exactly is it? Is this true? (6 Jun 2003)
  23. Is it safe to use this dietary supplement? (23 Apr 2003)
  24. Is there any independent research being conducted on magnet therapy for blood sugar levels? (16 Apr 2003)
  25. Is it safe to use this dietary supplement? (15 Apr 2003)
  26. Studies have that shown a fat soluble vitamin B1 supplement called benfothiamin reduces neuropathy. What do you know about this? (30 Mar 2003)
  27. Would it not be simple to have a trial of chromium picolinate supplements and measure blood sugar after two to four months? (13 Mar 2003)
  28. A company offers an ephedra-free weight-loss product Would this be something relatively safe in your opinion? (27 Feb 2003)
  29. Does this medicine really help? Would it help my daughter maintain her levels with less injected insulin? (22 Feb 2003)
  30. Have you observed any evidence of "glyconutrients" helping stabilize people with type 1 diabetes blood sugars? (17 Feb 2003)
  31. I've had type 2 diabetes for four years, and I am starting a weight lifting program. Are there any benefits to using vitamin supplements? If so what kind of supplements would benefit me? (3 Feb 2003)
  32. Are vitamins C and E really antioxidants? Should we give low doses to our children with diabetes? (30 Jan 2003)
  33. Does magnesium helps promote sleep/calmness in children? Can high blood sugars drain magnesium levels? (27 Jan 2003)
  34. Is creatine to blame for my blood sugar spike or should I suspect some other cause? (22 Jan 2003)

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