Beside conventional allopathic diabetes treatment, based around a regimen of medication and/or insulin, many diabetics report positive affects from alternative treatments. Loosely grouped under the CAM banner, complementary and alternative medicines, these therapies can involve physical exercise or alternative supplements . One of the ongoing aims of Diabetes.co.uk is to present and evolve these therapies, in conjunction with standard allopathic medicine as prescribed by a doctor or health professional.
One instance of CAM therapy proved to be affective is Ayurverda . Ayurverda offers a variety of solutions to diabetes, including taking turmeric, eating a prescribed diet and participating in a Pancha Kanna program.
Other CAM types include bodywork, such as reflexology and polarity therapy. Herbal remedies are also regarded as being effective, including herbs such as garlic . Diabetics looking to try herbal preparations are advised by experts to do so only under close medical supervision. Yoga, meditation and traditional Chinese medicine have all also been found to have a role to play in diabetes treatment.

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