Medical News Today – by Petra Rattue

Monday, April 23, 2012

About 26 million Americans suffer from type 2 diabetes. A study in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine has now revealed that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), in adjunction to conventional medicine, holds various positive benefits for people with type 2diabetes, compared with those who only receive conventional medicine. For instance, better eating and exercise habits lower blood sugar levels, improve moods and give the person a stronger sense of control over their condition.

Ryan Bradley, ND, MPH, director of the Diabetes and Cardiovascular Wellness Clinic at Bastyr Center for Natural Health declared:

“The news is encouraging for those fighting the disease. Patients involved in the study cited the benefits of trying different approaches to find the best ways to minimize the effects of type 2 diabetes. In many ways, that strategy mirrors our partnership with Group Health in this research study – working together to discover the best possible solutions.”

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