For patients struggling with diabetes, the world of dietary supplements and alternative treatments can be a cause for concern. According to David Mendosa, the American Diabetes Association has published a guide, the Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Supplement Use in People with Diabetes, to help patients navigate the vast array of supplement options.
When I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1996, low-carb diets were considered fringe diets. The writings of Dr Richard Bernstein, a supporter of low-carb diets for people with diabetes, were like words shouted into the wilderness. Other physicians didn’t hear them. However patients did, and did well. When I told my endo I was on a…