DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT: ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE/COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES
This section of the Diabetes Self-Management Web site has trustworthy articles on antioxidants, yoga, multivitamins, and spiritual self-care.
MEDLINEPLUS: COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
This Web page from MedlinePlus, the National Institutes of Health’s online information library, gets some of its content straight from the NCCAM Web site. However, it also has useful links from other sources, including news on the latest alternative-medicine discoveries.
ABOUT.COM: ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
This branch of About.com has articles on natural remedies from a variety of angles, including how to sleep better and making the most of your money for massage; guides to supplements, ailments, and treatments; a Q&A library; a blog written by a naturopathic medicine specialist; and a discussion forum. Natural remedies for diabetes can be found under the tab “By Condition.”
OFFICE OF DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS
This site from the National Institutes of Health features fact sheets on nearly every dietary supplement imaginable, including vitamins, minerals, and botanicals (plant-based supplements). It also has articles on using supplements safely and how to spot fraudulent or misleading claims by manufacturers.
MEDICAL NEWS TODAY: COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE/ ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE NEWS
This Web page trumpets the latest news and research findings on topics connected to alternative medicine. It includes an RSS feed for easy following.
WEBMD: ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS FOR DIABETES
This Web page, part of WebMD’s larger Diabetes Guide, provides an overview of supplements and plant “superfoods” that are often used by people with diabetes, including for weight loss. It focuses on safety concerns with many of these products and outlines how to minimize your risk if you are taking any of them.
READER’S DIGEST: THE BEST HERBS AND SUPPLEMENTS FOR DIABETES
For those who want the concise version of anything, Reader’s Digest does the job — and alternative remedies for diabetes are no exception. This article describes the goal of treatment, usual dosage, and probable course of action for 10 supplements.
Naturopathic doctors, or NDs, aim to treat patients as complex beings and to use a mix of conventional and natural remedies to promote health — not just cure disease — with an emphasis on the body’s innate healing ability and treating causes, not symptoms. The association’s Web site has information on naturopathic medicine, the group’s advocacy efforts, and even health tips, as well as a tool to find a doctor in your area.