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Treatment for Diabetes Hilo HI

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.

Michael Bornemann, MD
(808) 531-6886
1585 Kapiolani Blvd Ste 1500
Honolulu, HI
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Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1968

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Dr.John Meyer
(808) 537-2211
550 South Beretania Street #605
Honolulu, HI
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Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Endocrinologist
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David Masayuki Saito, MD
(808) 487-2277
98-1079 Moanalua Rd Ste 350
Aiea, HI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Diabetes
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1987

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Ursula Heinz, MD, PHD, FACE
(808) 239-8272
47-119 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, HI
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Frankfurt Med. Sch. Germany: MD: 1965
Graduation Year: 1965

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Greg Yukio Uramoto, MD
(808) 523-8611
321 N Kuakini St Ste 201
Honolulu, HI
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Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
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Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1992

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Richard Fumitsugu Arakaki
(808) 538-9011
1301 Punchbowl St
Honolulu, HI
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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Ralph N M Beddow, MD, , FACE
(808) 373-2564
306 Nenue St
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Male
Education
Medical School: University of Oregon School of Med: MD: 1950
Graduation Year: 1950

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Philip Irwin Mc Namee, MD
(808) 946-2226
1319 Punahou St
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1962

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Laurie Kwaisim Tom, MD
(808) 528-4010
1380 Lusitana St Ste 806
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1987

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John Stephens Melish, MD
(808) 949-2304
1356 Lusitana St Fl 7
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1966

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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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