Essay on Traditional and Alternative Medicine for Type Two Diabetes

2432 Words Mar 28th, 2014 10 Pages
Traditional and Alternative Medicine for Type Two Diabetes There are many diseases and conditions that can affect us personally and our loved ones. One of the most important things that you can do when you or a family member are diagnosed with a medical problem is to find out all of your options. I am not saying that you should try to self diagnose yourself, or that the internet has all of the answers that you are looking for, however it is always a good idea to find out as much as possible about the medical issue so that you can discuss and understand everything with your doctor. Also, it is wise to do some research on the traditional and alternative ways to manage or treat a medical issue so that you know what all of your options are …show more content…
The implant needs to be changed every few days by a doctor which is something that doctors and researchers are working on extending so that it is a practical to use. The continuous glucose monitor is expensive and most insurance companies will not cover the continuous glucose monitor just yet, but there is hope that they will be covered in the future. There are many traditional ways to treat and manage type two diabetes based on Western medicine, and health insurance is available in the United States for people with diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, “Starting in 2014, all new health insurance plans, whether sold inside or outside the Marketplace, cannot deny coverage, charge more, or refuse to cover treatments because you or someone in your family has diabetes.” The most important and most challenging way to manage type two diabetes is by changing your life style. Changing your life style includes eating healthy, exercising regularly, along with reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. Eating healthy is more expensive than eating fast food and junk, but it is important for someone with type two diabetes to eat foods that are high in fiber, low in fat, with minimal processed and simple sugars. There are many resources out there including doctors, dieticians, the internet, and books that can help teach someone with
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