Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience and a medical advice columnist for Newsmax Magazine. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.

Can Diabetes Be Treated Naturally?

Monday, 25 Feb 2013 05:39 PM

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Question: Is there a natural way to treat diabetes?

Dr. Hibberd’s answer:
Yes. Avoid obesity and inactivity, and eliminate high-calorie high fructose junk food and sugary soft drinks.
Regular exercise with small frequent meals is preferable to large less frequent ones. High-fiber diets are protective also. Avoid rich high-fat diets. Watch your medication and supplement use and consult your physician for guidance in preventing or at least delaying the onset of diabetes.
In the pre-insulin days, patients were placed on low-calorie diets and many diabetics had a very difficult time unless they literally starved themselves. It’s much easier now. There are plenty of options, from insulin replacement to oral agents that restore the sensitivity of insulin-resistant tissues, and that will normalize and support pancreatic production of insulin.
Aside from diet and exercise, all the effective medications for diabetes are prescription items, requiring a medical doctor’s prescription.

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