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Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders

Diabetes and pre-diabetic metabolic disorders are on the rise—approximately 20 million people in the U.S. have diabetes and 54 million people have pre-diabetes. In addition, there are one million new cases of type 2 diabetes each year. With diabetes reaching epidemic levels, health care practitioners and researchers have placed an emphasis on how to prevent diabetes before it starts.

Natural medicine excels at managing diseases like type 2 diabetes. Researchers at the Helfgott Research Institute are currently studying ways to prevent and treat diabetes and obesity using natural medicine therapies.


Projects:

Title:  Effect of Sweeteners on Blood Glucose
Principal Investigator:  Carolyn Nygaard, ND

Title:  A Mixed Methods Evaluation of Naturopathic and Allopathic Type 2 Diabetes Care
Principal Investigator:  Kim Tippens, ND, MSAOM, MPH

Title:  Effect of the Probiotic Saccharomyces boulardii on Lipid Levels and Other Cardiovascular Biomarkers
Principal Investigator:  Heather Zwickey, PhD