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Use of Alternative Medicine High in People With Type 2 Diabetes

The use of complementary and alternative medicine is higher than the national average in people with type 2 diabetes, say researchers from Ann Arbor, Michigan, who presented data at the June 2002 American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions in San Francisco.

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Use of Alternative Medicine High in People with Type 2 Diabetes

The use of complementary and alternative medicine is higher than the national average in people with type 2 diabetes, say researchers from Ann Arbor, Michigan, who presented data at the June 2002 American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions in San Francisco.

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What’s the Alternative?

In the United States, people with diabetes are 1.6 times more likely to use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) than people without diabetes, according to researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina. In addition, greater age and higher education are associated with the use of CAM, say the researchers.

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Don’t Stress

Cost-effective, group-based stress management programs can provide significant help for people with type 2 diabetes, say researchers from Duke University. Stress can raise blood-glucose levels by stimulating the release of counter-regulatory hormones, and it can also disrupt diabetes control by undermining diet and exercise programs and self-care routines.

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Healing Light

The use of lasers in surgery and to treat diabetic retinopathy is well known. A different type of laser, low-level laser therapy (LLLT), is now making news in medical circles.

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New Therapy for Kids

Not much strikes fear into the hearts of the parents of a type 1 child than one who is sick and cannot hold his or her food down or who refuses to eat. But researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, have found a solution.

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Acupuncture Decreases Insulin Resistance in Rats

Acupuncture has been used in China for years to improve the body's use of sugar. Centuries of personal experience support this claim, but few scientific records on the efficacy of these methods exist.

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Electrotherapy Provides Relief to Type 2 Patients with Neuropathy

Electrotherapy provided pain relief to approximately 85 percent of patients with peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is a complication that afflicts greater than 36 percent of people with type 2 diabetes. Its symptoms include painful and burning sensations that affect the feet and ankles. Because there is a misunderstanding of peripheral neuropathy's development, several different treatment regimens have been prescribed over the years to treat the accompanying discomfort.

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Electroacupuncture Lowers Blood Sugars in Rats With Type 2 Diabetes

Electroacupuncture (EA) is from a traditional Chinese therapy that combines traditional needle acupuncture and massage.

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Aspirin Therapy Proven to Reduce Mortality Rates in People with Type 2 Diabetes

According to an Israeli study, the benefits of taking 100 and 325 mg. of aspirin daily was more beneficial to patients with type 2 diabetes than in those without diabetes. The study revealed that aspirin therapy can cut death rates among people with type 2 diabetes with coronary artery disease (CAD) by one-third.

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