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(HealthDayNews) -- If you have diabetes, you should be talking to your doctor about what you can do to stay healthy. But there are alternatives to what traditional medicine offers to patients. How well they work is open to debate.
The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse says that some alternatives that have shown promise include: acupuncture, magnesium, biofeedback, chromium and vanadium, a compound found in tiny amounts in plants and animals.
Each of these therapies is under study and may offer some relief. You should talk to your physician before trying any of them.
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