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Treatment for Diabetes Hays KS

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.

David Allan Grainger
(316) 687-2112
9300 E 29th St N
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

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Barbara P Lukert
(913) 588-6000
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Sajeev Balakrishnan Menon, MD
(913) 451-8500
5701 W 119th St Ste 330
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Linda Robin Nelson, MD
(913) 588-6261
3901 Rainbow Blvd MS 2028,
Kansas City, KS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1987

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Daniel L Stewart
(913) 432-7161
8800 W 75th St
Shawnee Mission, KS
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Endocrinology, Reproductive Endocrinology

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Jackie R Springer, MD
(913) 498-1242
PO Box 27109
Shawnee Mission, KS
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1989

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Richard S Fairchild, MD
(785) 842-7200
13668 S Shawnee Heights Rd
Overbrook, KS
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1974

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Lisa Ellen Porter, MD
(316) 689-9312
3311 E Murdock St
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1989

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Brian E Michael
(316) 689-9989
3311 E Murdock St
Wichita, KS
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Sherry L Ryan, MD
(913) 451-8500
11905 High Dr
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: University of Kanas: MD: 1984
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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