Type 1 Diabetes
Avoid products that promise a "cure" for diabetes. For example, antioxidant supplements (vitamins E, C, and carotene) don't cure diabetes. The American Diabetes Association doesn't recommend taking them.Reference 2
If you hear about something new to help diabetes, do some research to find out if it really works. You can also check with your doctor or a Reference diabetes educator Opens New Window. Your health plan may also provide health information on its website.
Some complementary therapies may help relieve stress and muscle tension. They might help you feel better in general. But they shouldn't be used instead of treatment.
Talk with your doctor if you are using:
- Reference Acupuncture.
- Reference Biofeedback.
- Reference Chiropractic therapy.
- Reference Herbal medicines and natural substances, such as Reference antioxidants Opens New Window, vanadium, magnesium, or Reference chromium.
- Reference Massage therapy.
- Reference Osteopathy.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference September 11, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology