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Herb Treat Diabetes
Electrolyte problem: Diabetes insipidus occurs due to either abnormality in hormone secretion from the brain or kidney not responding to this hormone. It is very important to find out the cause as severe eletrolytes abnormalities can occur. Herbs may not be advisable, as underlying cause must be identified and treated.Some herbs can do more damage to the kidney. Please talk to your doctor before starting any medicine. ...Read more
Sure: If it's mild, diet and exercise may be all that's needed. If it's more severe you may need Insulin to control the blood sugars to help avoid complications. Also be aware that you're at risk to develop diabetes later in life too and should be checked occassionally for it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any skin rashes commonly associated with diabetes...Are they treatable and how can they be prevented.Help.thanks?
Diabetic skin issues: Yes-- there are some skin conditions specific to diabetics and other common ones that are more frequent in diabetics. A good discussion by the American Diabetes Association is at http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/complications/skin-complications.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/. Good control of diabetes and normal skin care are the basics of prevention. ...Read more
No: The question conflicts itself, so answer must be qualified with: you must monitor your blood sugars if you have diabetes. Even patients on Insulin must do this; it's not a "take it and look away" situation. If you try "alternative" or herbal treatments, you must check your sugar levels; if high then contact your physician for other treatments. Don't forget diet and exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too many unknowns: Herbal supplements are one of the non-scientific products sold to people all over the stores, the internet, and the world. It is untested and unproven what a brand, an ingredient, or an amount will do inside a particular person's body. If the herb seems to help, looks harmless, and is inexpensive, then it might be ok to try. Finding true research studies on such supplements is usually impossible. ...Read more
No none reported: No there is no report of any vitamin or herb causing diabetese. ...Read more
Chromium has been...: Chromium has been used with modest success (chromium picolinate 200mcg bid) in type 2 diabetes, which is caused by the same factor, Insulin resistance found in gestational diabetes. Because drugs such as metformin are so more effective, it is little used. But it does work, albeit modestly, and is non-toxic at the dose specified! ...Read more
Diabetes supplements: Studies have shown that unless there is a specific vitamin deficiency that your doctor has identified, getting your important vitamins from healthy foods is a better way to go. The one exception may be vitamin d which has been shown to help control glucose levels. If you decide to take this, take 1000 iu a day of d3 supplement. Choose a brand that has the USP stamp on the label. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My hand shiver while writing, hold cup. I am 52 yrs old. I am suffering from 20 yrs. I have diabetes. I takes propranolol regularly . I want herb tret?
Exercise! : At your age, aerobic exercise most days of the week and 3 days a week of high intensity exercise (HIT) protocol. Stick with low glycemic index food/low glycemic load food. If that fails, there are numerous oral meds and insulin. Please see your doctor if you have type 2 diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stepwise: 1) start with metformin 500mg, increasing doses. If a1c is not below 7.0 after 3 months, then 2) add a second drug (onglyza, januvia, tradjenta, (linagliptin) bydureon). If a1c is not below 7.0 after 3 months, then 3) add actos. If triple therapy does not get you to goal, then you need insulin. Also, manage overal condition with diet, exercise, weight loss, zestril, aspirin, and other lifestyle changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Complicatons: glaucoma, cataracts, nerve condition called peripheral neuropathy, digestion problems called gastroparesis ( paralysis of the gut), heart attack, premature heart disease and stroke. There are ulcer skin conditions such as poorly healing ulcers, kidney disease, and poor circulation to the feet causing numbness. Hypertension and ketoacidosis also occur in diabetics with poor control ...Read more
Inuslin or oral: Depends on type of diabetes. For juvenile or type i diabetes human Insulin is the best to start. If adult onset or type ii starting with oral agents Glyburide or Glipizide as first step, followed by the addtion of metformin if no control. Diet and exercise are an important component of therapy. And then there are some new agents that can be added or used if the older agents are unsuccessful. ...Read more