Dr. Oberg shares natural remedy suggestions for women with type 2 diabetes that can easily be incorporated into their lives.
There are a lot of things that women can do beyond simply taking their medications or viewing their entire diet and paying attention to say carbohydrates. I’d like to talk to women about food as medicine and there’s some foods that we know have impacts on blood sugar. Food such as cinnamon, food such as fatty fish, cold-water fish, we have food from some ethnic traditions such as prickly pear cactus that we know lower blood sugar so, there’s a lot of different ways that we can use food as a medicine to help improve blood sugar levels.
About Dr. Oberg, M.D., M.P.H.:
Dr. Erica Oberg, who completed her doctorate and residency at Bastyr University in 2003 and holds an MPH degree in Health Services from the University of Washington, combines the latest scientific research with the timeless wisdom of our bodies and spirits.
Specializing in preventative and naturopathic medicine, whether you are at the end of your rope, seeking optimal health, wanting to prevent future disease, or just get over a cold more quickly, you will benefit from Dr. Oberg’s approach.
In addition to clinical medicine, Dr. Oberg teaches medical students at Bastyr University, writes a regular article on prevention for practicing doctors, and is conducting 2 research studies at UW that aim to bring more wellness to primary care medicine. She is on the Board of Directors of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians, chairs the Prevention Expert Committee for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and is a member of the American Public Health Association, American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association. When not practicing, you can find her in the garden or kayaking in Puget Sound.
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