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    Type 2 Diabetes - Other Treatment

    Avoid products that promise a "cure" for type 2 diabetes. For example, antioxidant supplements (vitamins E, C, and carotene) don't cure type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association does not recommend taking them.1

    Type 2 Diabetes: Can You Cure It?

    If you hear about something new to help type 2 diabetes, do some research to find out if it really works. You can also check with your doctor or a diabetes educator. Your health plan may also provide health information on its website.

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    When television's perennially popular Mary Richards walked into WJM's Minneapolis newsroom in 1970, she did more than show the world a single girl could "make it on her own." The award-winning actress who portrayed her -- Mary Tyler Moore -- also showed us diabetes and a career could coexist. Moore was diagnosed with adult-onset type 1 diabetes in the 1960s, several years before her Emmy-winning show began. But that didn't stop Moore from pursuing her career or turning the world on with a smile...

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    These sources present information that is based on the analysis of a large body of medical evidence:

    • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • American Diabetes Association

    Complementary therapies

    Some complementary therapies may help relieve stress and muscle tension. They might help you feel better in general. But they shouldn't be used as your only treatment for type 2 diabetes.

    Talk with your doctor if you are using any of these treatments:

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 29, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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