Treatment for Diabetes North Augusta SC

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.

Paul G McDonough, MD
(706) 721-3832
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Kelly Ann Loftus, MD
(706) 721-3446
1467 Harper St HB 5025
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine: MD: 2001
Graduation Year: 2001

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Mary Chen
(706) 774-5996
820 St. Sebastian Way
Augusta, GA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Lawrence Clarke Layman, MD
(706) 721-3832
1120 15th St
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1981

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Carlos Miguel Isales, MD
(706) 721-0692
1120 15th St
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1982

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Vijaya Gunna, MBBS
(706) 721-2131
1467 Harper Street HB-5025
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Laxmi Venkatesh Desai: 1984
Graduation Year: 1984

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Thomas A Huff
(706) 721-2131
1120 15th St
Augusta, GA
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Jennifer R Pedersen-White, DO
1467 Harper St HB-5025
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Male
Education
Medical School: University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Med.: DO: 1999
Graduation Year: 1999

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Charles G Green, MD
(706) 774-7400
820 Saint Sebastian Way Ste 4C
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1974

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Ian Cain Herskowitz, MD
(706) 722-0463
820 Saint Sebastian Way Ste 7A
Augusta, GA
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1986

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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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