Treatment for Diabetes Kingman AZ

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.

Kristina B Rudgear, MD
(480) 513-1042
7334 E Deer Valley Rd
Scottsdale, AZ
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Endocrinology Diabetes & Longevity Center of
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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Khalid S Hasan
(602) 546-1000
1919 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ
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Pediatric Endocrinology

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Leslie Touger
(602) 546-1000
1919 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ
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Pediatric Endocrinology

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Julia Szilagyi Levai
(520) 886-0818
6510 E Carondelet Dr
Tucson, AZ
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Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Melin S Canez, MD
(520) 886-5236
6522 E Carondelet Dr
Tucson, AZ
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Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1986

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Stephen Dippe
(480) 949-9550
3501 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ
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Endocrinology

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Robert C Biesbroeck, MD
(480) 981-8088
217 S 63rd St Ste 105
Mesa, AZ
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Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Male
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Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1976

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Drew V Moffitt, MD
(602) 343-2750
1300 N 12th St
Phoenix, AZ
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Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1988

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Marie Antoinette Verso, MD
(602) 252-3699
1300 N 12th St Ste 600
Phoenix, AZ
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Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Female
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1966

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(480) 860-4791
9003 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ
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Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
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Female
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Persian (Farsi), Polish
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1979
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Hospital: St Josephs Hosp & Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az; Scottsdale Healthcare -Shea, Scottsdale, Az

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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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