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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Stewart M Hamilton, MD
(262) 971-1570
11306 E Via Canada
Yuma, AZ
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Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Medical School: Univ Of Aberdeen, Fac Of Med, Aberdeen, Scotland (803-01 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1968

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Uwe Walter Folhmeister
(928) 445-4860
500 N. Hwy 89
Prescott, AZ
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(602) 439-9000
5130 W Thunderbird Rd
Glendale, AZ
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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Tempe, AZ
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(480) 981-8088
217 S 63rd St
Mesa, AZ
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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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(602) 546-0935
10210 N 92nd St Ste 101
Scottsdale, AZ
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Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
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Medical School: Univ Of Aleppo, Fac Of Med, Aleppo, Syria
Graduation Year: 1993

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Kristina Blohm Rudgear, MD
(480) 513-1042
7344 E Deer Valley Rd Ste 100
Scottsdale, AZ
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Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Male
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Medical School: University of Nevada School of Medicine: M.D.: 1999
Graduation Year: 1999

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(602) 343-2767
1300 N 12th St Ste 520
Phoenix, AZ
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Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology, Medical Genetics
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Male
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1978
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Hospital: St Josephs Hosp & Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az; Banner Desert Med Ctr, Mesa, Az
Group Practice: Arizona Reproductive Medicine

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(520) 626-6376
1501 N Campbell Ave # R
Tucson, AZ
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Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1951

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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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