What evidence can you provide to support or oppose the treatment for the disease that they chose? Your response must be supported by one scholarly reference cited in accordance with APA style as outlined.
Per the 2014 report by the CDC 29.1 million American suffer with diabetes. However, the CDC estimates that there are at least 8 million Americans that are not diagnosed. There is an estimated 1.4 million cases per year. The financial impact is estimated at $245 billion in both direct and indirect medical care cost. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death.
In an article written by Dr. Belinda O’Connell MD estimates that 75% of the diabetic use alternative care in conjunction with conventional medicine. There are several botanical and biological products to lower blood glucose or decrease complications of diabetes, and some of these are being used by people with diabetes. Products thought to lower blood glucose include gymnema, fenugreek, bitter melon, ginseng, and nopal. Yoga is used to improve insulin sensitivity and decline insulin resistance. Massage at the injection site will increase serum insulin and decrease blood glucose. Acupuncture is used to enhancing insulin synthesis in the pancreas and accelerate the utilization of glucose.
The integrative approach to diabetes increase the patient ability to successfully control their diabetes and their quality of life.