How to get better blood glucose control and improve your mood

A study published last week on 40 patients with Type II Diabetes showed naturopathic care decreased blood glucose to a greater degree than the control group with conventional care only. Not only did HbA1c improve more with naturopathic care, “self monitoring of glucose, diet, self efficacy, motivation and mood” also improved. These results were seen after one year with an average of only 4 naturopathic care visits during that year. Although randomized clinical trials are needed to show if naturopathic care is responsible for these improvements, these initial findings are very promising for naturopathic medicine’s effective role in diabetes management!

Check out the article on PubMed: Adjunctive naturopathic care for type 2 diabetes: patient-reported and clinical outcomes after one year. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2012 Apr 18;12(1):44.

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