Treatment for Diabetes Corbin KY

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.

Mehdi Poorkay, MD
Corbin, KY
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1988

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Stephen Lawrence Pohl, MD, MACE
(859) 278-2232
1760 Nicholasville Rd Ste 502
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve: MD: 1966
Graduation Year: 1966

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Moussa Alhaj, MD, FACE
(606) 326-1101
2154 Carter Ave
Ashland, KY
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Damascus University Sch. Of Med.: MD: 1990
Graduation Year: 1990

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Chas Russell Hoffman, MD
4003 Kresge Way Ste 400
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1976

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Arthur Gerald Shapiro, MD
(859) 341-7453
1717 Dixie Hwy Ste 200
Ft Wright, KY
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1964
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Hospital: Jackson Mem Hosp, Miami, Fl; Mt Sinai Med Ctr, Miami Beach, Fl

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Lyle Christopher Myers
(859) 278-2232
1760 Nicholasville Rd
Lexington, KY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Stephen J Winters
(502) 587-4500
201 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Wilburn Jackson Smith
(859) 323-6211
740 S Limestone
Lexington, KY
Specialty
Pediatric Endocrinology

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Kenneth B Ain, MD
(859) 323-3778
800 Rose St Rm CC448,
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1981

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Kailash C Sabharwal
(502) 636-5532
3 Audubon Plaza Dr Ste 150
Louisville, KY
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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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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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