Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
November 24, 2001
Alternative Therapies and Explanations
Question from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:
From last four years, I have had a sugar problem which I am trying to control by walking and food. In recent days I have found that during the day my sugar levels stay in between 110 and 135 mg/dl [6.1 and 7.5 mmol/L], but in the early in morning it has been between 145-185 mg/dl [8.1-10.3 mmol/L] and sometimes it goes up to 250 mg/dl [13.4 mmol/L]. Recently, I have used Heel's Syzygium compositum N and I am trying Glucorect PK 26. Could you please advise me in this case? Which medicine is suitable?
The medications you are referring to are not FDA-approved medications for the treatment of diabetes. Because they have not been approved for treatment of diabetes, I cannot make any recommendations for their use.
[Editor’s comment: Also, see Herbs and other Supplements, at the Diabetes Monitor, for some additional thoughts.