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Does Clinical Nutrition Treat Diabetes Effectively?

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1. Auflage, 2017

Scientific Essay from the year 2016 in the subject Medicine - Public Health, grade: 1, Egerton University, language: English, abstract: Treatment of diabetes has become relatively efficient with the emergence of nutritional remedies. In the old days, people who suffered from diabetes died, owing to the adverse consequences of the disease conditions because there was no reliable treatment. Thereafter, insulin therapy was initiated and this seemed to alleviate diabetic conditions. Today, there are quite a number of approaches that help to treat diabetes, and one of the most principal approaches is clinical nutrition, in which, diabetic patients are put on a prescribed dietary regime and herbs to regulate blood sugar. Diabetes, which is characterized by polydipsia, polyuria and polyphagia conditions, is posing threat to mankind, although their severity depends on whether one is suffering from Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Currently, about 6.3% of the U.S population is suffering from diabetes. Globally, it is estimated that 171 million people suffer from the disease (CDC, 2003). As a result, the WHO has turned to nutritional remedies to increase treatment efficacy and reduce cost. To this effect, the question is 'Does Clinical Nutrition Treat Diabetes Effectively?' This essay gives an overview on diabetes then focus on alternative therapies, and the role of medicine to support this kind of treatment.


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