According to the National Institutes of Health, more than six million Americans have type 2 diabetes, and don’t know it. Learn about symptoms and nature-based treatments for both types of diabetes here.
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Is there any new research that could lead to a cure for diabetes?
Could you share any information about argan oil from Morocco for diabetes?
What do you think about the effectiveness of Caiapo (white sweet potato extract) as a natural food alternative to reduce blood-sugar levels in type 2 diabetics?
I have had a staph infection in my nose for a long time. I’ve tried several antibiotics and topical ointments that haven’t helped. What can I do?
I heard that sitting for seven hours per day can lead to diabetes in women. Is this true? If so, is there anything I can do to prevent diabetes? I'm sure I sit at my desk at least seven hours a day.
What is hyperinsulimia? How is it controlled? What are the tests? What is Glucophage?
I've heard that drinking coffee regularly can protect women against type 2 diabetes. If true, how much should women drink for prevention? Does coffee help men, too?
Is it safe to take glucosamine for arthritis pain if you have type 2 diabetes? Will it raise blood glucose levels?
Is it true that the diabetes drug metformin can cure cancer? I heard it is being studied for this purpose and I'm wondering how far along this research is and whether or not it is encouraging.
My granddaughter, age 11, has type 1 diabetes. Is it safe for her to take cinnamon for this?
I'm confused about good carbs vs. bad carbs. Can you explain the difference?
I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I’m overweight and out of shape, and I wonder if surgery to shrink my stomach would cure the disease. I hear it worked well in an Australian study.