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.
December 23, 2002
Alternative Therapies and Explanations
Question from India:
I am a 42 year old with borderline diabetes, and my doctor's only advice is exercise with diet control. However, I have an excessive appetite, and controlling it is not regularly possible. Is there any mild medication? What about herbal treatment in such a situation? Allopathy?
The alternative therapies you speak of have not be scientifically proven effective for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The majority opinion is that there is no such thing as borderline diabetes; you either have the condition or you do not. If you are unable to obtain the glucose goals set down by you and your physician, I would recommend talking about several of the oral hypoglycemic agents now available. They do not necessarily cause low sugars and have been shown to improve a variety of functions, such as small blood vessel function, lipids, etc., associated with type 2 diabetes.