Treatment for Diabetes Guthrie OK

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.

Wynter Williams Kipgen, MD
(405) 285-5616
501 E 15th St Ste 300A
Edmond, OK
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Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1992
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Hospital: Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok

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Mayo Dean Gilson, MD
(405) 631-9623
8277 S Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Obstetrics & Gynecology, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1967
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Hospital: Deaconess Hosp, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Laser Endoscopy Ctr

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Tan Nhat Pham, MD
(405) 271-5896
920 Stanton L Young Blvd WP #1345
Oklahoma City, OK
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Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 2000

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John David Johnson, MD
Tulsa, OK
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Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1965

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Mary Z Baker
(405) 271-8478
825 Ne 10th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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David Charles Kem, MD
(405) 271-5896
920 S L Young WP 1345
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1963

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Vaqar Ahmad, MBBS MD
(405) 272-4953
1111 N Lee Ave Ste 334
Oklahoma City, OK
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Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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John Clark Bundren
(918) 582-0721
4444 E. 41st St
Tulsa, OK
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Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

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John Whitfield Drake
(405) 946-9831
3433 Nw 56th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Barbara Ann Baker
(918) 497-3140
6160 S Yale Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Internal Medicine, 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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