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  1. Two years ago, my daughter's insulin level was elevated. She gets exercise, but has gained some weight. What vitamins/supplements should I give her? (19 May 2008)
  2. What do you know about products such as Diamaxol that claim to reverse both type 1 and type 2 diabetes? (23 Feb 2008)
  3. Do you have any information about the use of biofeedback for people with type 1 diabetes? (31 Jan 2008)
  4. Over the summer, I gave my son insulin and food supplements. He had less hypoglycemia and needed less insulin. Do you know of any doctors who are familiar with such nutritional supplements? (15 Oct 2007)
  5. Some of my neighbors are suggesting that I seek ayurvedic treatment for my diabetes instead of insulin. What should I do? Is insulin dangerous? (10 Oct 2007)
  6. Could you tell me about the latest new and alternative therapies for type 1 diabetes? (3 Feb 2005)
  7. My friend has tried to convince me to try dietary supplements from Mannatech to help my son with diabetes. Are her claims legitimate? (28 Mar 2004)
  8. With Omnitrition products, my husband's blood sugars are lower and he feels great. The products are high in caffeine. Will it hurt him? (26 Mar 2004)
  9. Are there any known ways to preserve and expand beta cell mass in new onset patients? Can bitter melon help? (9 Mar 2004)
  10. Is it beneficial to take bilberry berry extract along with other diabetes medications (5 Mar 2004)
  11. Is benfotiamine safe to give to a child? If so what is the recommended dosage? (31 Jan 2004)
  12. Is there any benefit to chiropractic care in helping to treat diabetes for my child? (20 Dec 2003)
  13. The doctor has said he has to take insulin for the rest of his life. Is that so? (13 Dec 2003)
  14. Is there any form of treatment (homeapathy, alopathy) to treat our pancreas so that it again starts to produce insulin? (7 Dec 2003)
  15. My brother has a tea that has already been tested in clinic overseas and lowers blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. (5 Nov 2003)
  16. I would like to take three grams of fish oil per day to help prevent heart disease. Is this okay? (26 Oct 2003)
  17. I read that there is a new herbal cure for diabetes and the rights were bought by a Canadian company who will be marketing it. (16 Oct 2003)
  18. Is there something else you can recommend that will help my daughter fight off any complications? (12 Sep 2003)
  19. Do level 90 and OPC3 help to control blood sugar levels? (23 Aug 2003)
  20. Will SeaSilver will help with my daughter's blood sugar? Are there any negative side effects that I should know about? (22 Aug 2003)

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