Treatment for Diabetes Baker LA

Across the nation, an estimated 20 million people—7 percent of the US population—have diabetes. As many as 40 million more teeter on the edge of the illness and are classified as pre'diabetic—meaning they have insulin resistance and higher'than-normal blood sugar levels that indicate they’re heading toward diabetes. But even for pre'diabetics, the disease isn’t inevitable: Weight loss, a healthy diet, and consistent exercise can significantly cut the risk of developing diabetes.

Robin Elizabeth Kilpatrick
(225) 358-3918
5825 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA
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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Gary Hancock Field, MD
(225) 769-4044
5825 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr.William Gibbons
3401 North Blvd # 400
Baton Rouge, LA
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M
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Endocrinologist
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Hospital: A WomanS Center For Reproductive Medicine
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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William Edward Gibbons, MD
(757) 446-8948
Baton Rouge, LA
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Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Obstetrics And Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1973

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Robin E Kilpatrick, MD
(225) 927-5200
PO Box 80034
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1988

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Ricardo Gomez, MD
(225) 358-1063
5825 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA
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Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Pontificia Univ Javeriana, Fac De Med, Bogota, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1990

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Dr.Jolene Johnson
(225) 381-2755
3401 North Blvd # 400
Baton Rouge, LA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Endocrinologist
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Hospital: Womans Hospital, Baton Rouge, La
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Bobby Wayne Webster
(225) 926-6886
9000 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Reproductive Endocrinology

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B W Webster, MD
(225) 926-6886
9000 Airline Hwy Ste 670
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1974
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Hospital: Womans Hospital, Baton Rouge, La; L S U Med Ctr, Shreveport, La
Group Practice: Woman'S Center For Fertility

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William Thomas Cefalu, MD
(225) 763-2654
6400 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1979

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Heal Thyself - Beating the Sugar Blues

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By Mike Faden

Across the nation, an estimated 20 million people—7 percent of the US population—have diabetes. As many as 40 million more teeter on the edge of the illness and are classified as pre-diabetic—meaning they have insulin resistance and higher-than-normal blood sugar levels that indicate they’re heading toward diabetes. But even for pre-diabetics, the disease isn’t inevitable: Weight loss, a healthy diet, and consistent exercise can significantly cut the risk of developing diabetes.

Research also suggests certain herbs can help regulate blood glucose levels by boosting production of insulin or by slowing the absorption of sugar from the intestine. Along with lifestyle modifications, consider adding the following plants to your medicine cabinet to help keep your blood sugar in check. But before you do, consult your healthcare professional.

II Gymnema (Gymnema sylvestre)
Also called gurmar, or “sugar destroyer,” the leaves of this woody climbing plant are traditionally used in ayurvedic medicine to treat high blood sugar. Several studies confirm long-term use of the herb holds promise in lowering blood glucose levels. In one 47-person trial conducted in India, blood glucose levels fell by nearly a third, on average, in type-2 diabetic patients given 400 mg of gymnema extract for a year and a half. David Winston, an herbalist in Washington, New Jersey, and coauthor of Herbal Therapies and Supplements: A Scientific and Traditional Approach (Lippincott, 2001) suggests 5 ml of tincture, three to four times a day.

II Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia)
Researchers at the Department of Agriculture kicked off the current wave of interest in the use of cinnamon for diabetes when they found that a constituent in the spice improved cells’ sensitivity to insulin. A 2003 follow-up study published in Diabetes Care asked 60 type-2 diabetics to take 1, 3, or 6 grams of cinnamon in capsules or a placebo each day for 40 days. The cinnamon group reported a drop in blood levels of glucose, fats, and cholesterol of up to 30 percent. Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, a registered herbalist in Eugene, Oregon, and author of Body Balance (Kensington, 2004), recommends 6 to 10 grams a day in capsules. Additional studies show other forms of cinnamon may also prove helpful, including tea brewed from 3 grams of ground cinnamon bark a day (and drunk throughout the day), or a dash of the ground spice—1/2 to 11/2 teaspoons—in food each day.

II American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)

The research supporting ginseng’s efficacy is “among the best available for herbs,” says Ryan Bradley, a diabetes specialist at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health near Seattle. Ginseng is an adaptogenic herb with a broad range of healing and protective effects, and it may fight diabetes in several ways. Researchers think components called ginsenosides stimulate cells within the pancreas to make more insulin. American ginseng may also help the body remove glucose from the blood and slow i...

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