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Alternative Treatments for Type 1 diabetes

Alternative and complementary therapies list for Type 1 diabetes:

Alternative treatments, complementary therapeutic options, or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Type 1 diabetes may include:

  • Eliminate cow's milk
  • Eliminate gluten
  • Niacinamide (vitamin B3)
  • Exercise
  • Complex carbohydrates (e.g. whole wheat pasta)
  • High fiber diet
  • Chromium
  • Magnesium
  • Barley
  • Turmeric
  • Ayurvedic dietary changes
  • Copper water
  • Yoga
  • Ayurvedic herbal remedy to control blood sugar
  • Green tea
  • Reflexology (stimulate reflex zones of pancreas)
  • Small red bean soup
  • Mung beans
  • Eel
  • Pumpkin
  • Taro root
  • Red wine-soaked onion
  • Millet porridge
  • Yams
  • Tofu
  • Qigong mind-body exercise
  • Pig's pancreas with Chinese herbs
  • Alpha-lipoic acid
  • Low-dose aspirin therapy
  • Fenugreek with doctor supervision
  • High-protein (60 grams), low-fat diet
  • Cinnamon
  • Salba seeds and salba seed oil

Unlabelled Alternative Drug Treatments

These alternative drug therapies have been listed by various sources as possible alternative treatments for Type 1 diabetes:

  • Acarbose
  • Glucobay
  • Precose
  • Prandase
  • Metformin
  • Apo-Metoformin
  • Dom-Metformin
  • Glucophage
  • Glucophage XR
  • Glucovance
  • Glycon
  • Novo-Metformin
  • PMS-Metformin
  • Riva-Metformin

Warning About Alternative Treatments

Always check with your doctor or qualified medical professional before using any alternative or complementary treatment, or before stopping or changing any other treatment to use alternative approaches. Some treatments or preventatives may be of dubious value, and certain alternative treatments can be dangerous in some cases.

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