Alternative Therapies for Diabetes Directory
Alternative or complementary therapies for diabetes work with conventional treatments. In addition to diet and exercise, therapies range from acupuncture to vanadium supplements. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health, some treatments are effective and others cause harm. Consult your health care provider to see which therapy provides the best results. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about Alternative Therapies for Diabetes.
Cinnamon and Diabetes
WebMD looks at the possible benefits of cinnamon in managing diabetes.
Bitter Melon and Diabetes: Does It Help?
Studies show that bitter melon may help with symptoms for a variety of illnesses. Find out more about this little-known food and if it’s really a “magic bullet” for managing your blood sugar.
Can You Fast If You Have Diabetes?
If you have diabetes, is it safe to fast, and does it help manage your condition? Find out what the risks are.
Alternative Treatments for Diabetes Pain
Peripheral neuropathy is nerve pain that can be caused by diabetes but it might be eased with alternative treatments like acupuncture, mediation, hypnosis, and relaxation techniques.
Tips on Managing Diabetes with Alternative Treatment
Looking for more than traditional western medicine to treat your diabetes? Here are some suggestions, but remember to consult your doctor first.
Combination Therapy for Diabetes
Many people with type 2 diabetes can manage their blood sugar levels with just diabetes pills and lifestyle changes. Others will also need to use injectable diabetes drugs. What's right for you?