Treatment for Diabetes Ellijay GA

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.

Jason Andrew Berner
(706) 253-3842
220 J L White Dr
Jasper, GA
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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Sheryl Vernon Thacker
(404) 874-3102
619 Rankin St Ne
Atlanta, GA
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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Roberto Pacifici
(404) 778-3280
1365 Clifton Rd Ne Bldg A
Atlanta, GA
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Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Prem Singh Shekhawat, MD
(706) 721-2331
1120 15th St
Augusta, GA
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Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
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Male
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Medical School: Dr Sn Med Coll, Univ Of Rajasthan, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
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Victor E Silverman
(404) 256-0775
5667 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA
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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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James A Stoever, DO
(912) 354-7622
415 Eisenhower Dr Ste 2
Savannah, GA
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Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Male
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Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa, Ok 74107
Graduation Year: 1997
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Hospital: St Josephs Hosp, Savannah, Ga; Candler Hosp, Savannah, Ga

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Imad Mohamad S El Kebbi, MD
(404) 778-1663
439 FOB 49 Jesse Hill Jr Dr
Atlanta, GA
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Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1985

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Cacia V Soares Welch, MD
(678) 450-1729
4320 Post Oak Pt
Gainesville, GA
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Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1999

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William Allen Bornstein, MD
(404) 686-2821
Woodruff Bldg 1st Fl 550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA
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Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1976
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Hospital: Emory University Hosp, Atlanta, Ga; Crawford Long Hosp, Atlanta, Ga

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(404) 892-2131
550 Peachtree St., Ne, #1550
Atlanta, GA
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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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