Treatment for Diabetes Mitchell SD

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.

Charles Anthony Longo, MD
(605) 338-1369
1509 E 54th St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1998

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Keith A Hansen
(605) 328-7700
1500 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

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Charles A Longo
(605) 322-7600
911 E 20th St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Wael Eid
(605) 322-7600
911 E 20th St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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John Michael Mc Millin, MD
(605) 334-8387
1320 S Minnesota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Kennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd; Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd; Charter Sioux Falls Behavioral, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Diabetes Endocrine Clinics

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Karen Gayle Nitsch, MD
(281) 493-2079
Us Public Health Svc Indian Hospital
Rosebud, SD
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dorota Malinowaska, MD
(605) 237-0113
701 3rd Ave S
Clear Lake, SD
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Warsaw Medical University, Poland: MD: 1992
Graduation Year: 1992

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Stephen Nelson Haas, MD
(605) 341-3140
502 E Monroe St
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1967

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Patricia Jane Bunger, MD
(605) 322-5700
2404 S Grinnell Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine-Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Kennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd; Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: University Psychiatry Assocs

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Ebru Sulanc, MD
(605) 322-7600
300 N Dakota Ave Ste 117
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Istanbul Univ, Cerrahpasa Tip Fak, Istanbul, Turkey
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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