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A 43-year-old female asked:

as a diabete advice , on diets and medication?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Many things can help: A healthy diet is the basis of treatment. Dr. Gabriel cousens has found a raw food vegan diet can often reverse type 2 diabetes! see http://bit.Ly/14ozp4j ; http://bit.Ly/1dlmd23 many vitamins, minerals ; herbs are proven to help such as lipoic acid ; chromium- see http://bit.Ly/1fuhuyp ; http://bit.Ly/19ymyl0 there are also drugs like metformin that are widely used. Exercise is also important!

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Do those who have different types of diabetes need different types of diets?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Largely No: Diabetes mellitus, though involving many interacting issues, is ↑ed blood sugar. Thus intake of any/all sugar (carbohydrates, starch ; fruits) ↑es blood sugar elevations, compounding the problem/disease. This is true for both ↓ ed internal insulin+amylin production (type 1) or ↓ed response to insulin+amylin (type 2) despite all marketing claims (supposedly healthy carbs) to the contrary. Go hf/lc.

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