Treatment for Diabetes Mankato MN

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.

Guillermo M Pons
(507) 389-4700
1015 Marsh St
Mankato, MN
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Jacques Pierre Stassart, MD
Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kath Univ Leuven, Fac Der Geneeskunde, Leuven, Belgium
Graduation Year: 1977
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Hospital: Fairview University Med Ctr -U, Minneapolis, Mn

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Elisa M Wright
(952) 927-4045
6545 France Avenue South
Edina, MN
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Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

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Victor Manuel Montori
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Harold Halper Katz, MD
(651) 241-5502
280 Smith Ave N Ste 144
Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Male
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1986

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Guillermo Pons, MD
(507) 389-4700
PO Box 8673
Mankato, MN
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1977

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Angela Ngo
(952) 993-3622
3800 Park Nicollet Blvd
St Louis Park, MN
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Bradley Scott Miller, MD
(621) 624-5409
MMC 8404 PWB 13-124 516 Delaware
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1997

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Anne Marie Rosenberg, MD
(651) 326-7646
1655 Beam Ave Ste 302
Maplewood, MN
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1999

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Wayne Frederick Leebaw, MD
(952) 927-7810
6363 France Ave S Ste 600
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1969

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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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