Ellen Wong, ND

Associate Professor and Clinic SupervisorCanadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

“The most effective naturopathic approach to diabetes management, is without a doubt, diet and exercise. The low-carbohydrate Mediterranean diet or Mediterranean diet has strong research evidence for positive health outcomes in both diabetes and cardiovascular health. It is also able to reduce the need for diabetic medication and reduces rates of overall mortality. Any physical activity is good – a combination of aerobic and some resistance has been shown to be very effective for diabetes management. Evidence for natural health products and botanicals is varied with literature supporting cinnamon, gymnema, magnesium and berberine in specific cases.”