Table 2

Summary of ANC Treatment Recommendations
Category of Treatment Recommendations

Patients receiving advice

during at least one visit-

n (%) of 39 total patients

Frequency of advice

given to each patient-

Mean % of visits including advice

Any 37 (95 %) 89 %
Reinforce medication adherence 29 (74 %) 63 %
Self-monitoring of glucose 25 (64 %) 53 %
Any 37 (95 %) 91 %
Mindful eating behavior 36 (92 %) 88 %
Increase protein 21 (54 %) 45 %
Increase vegetables 18 (46 %) 31 %
Increase fiber 17 (44 %) 28 %
Reduce dietary cholesterol/fat 11 (28 %) 16 %
Reduce sugar 10 (26 %) 14 %
Lower glycemic index 9 (23 %) 15 %
Increase PUFA 9 (23 %) 12.5 %
Lower glycemic load 7 (18 %) 10 %
Increase legumes 7 (18 %) 9 %
Increase fruit 6 (15 %) 9 %
Reduce trans fats 6 (15 %) 9 %
Increase herbs/spices 6 (15 %) 11 %
Increase soy 5 (13 %) 8 %
Increase tea 4 (10 %) 7 %
Any 39 (100 %) 93 %
Walking 31 (79 %) 66 %
Aerobic 17 (44 %) 28 %
Resistance 10 (26 %) 15 %
Any 23 (59 %) 42 %
Deep-breathing exercises 8 (21 %) 11 %
Meditation 6 (15 %) 9 %
Yoga 4 (10 %) 7 %
Other 5 (13 %) 5 %
Any 29 (74 %) 60 %
Omega-3 fatty acids 22 (56 %) 41 %
Chromium 18 (46 %) 26 %
Multivitamin with B-complex 17 (44 %) 23 %
Fiber 14 (36 %) 20 %
Vitamin D 10 (26 %) 13 %
Cinnamomum cassia (cinnamon) 7 (18 %) 12 %
Vitamins C and E 7 (18 %) 11 %
Probiotics 6 (15 %) 9 %
Bioflavonoid/polyphenol 6 (15 %) 8 %
Gymnema sylvestre 5 (13 %) 9 %
Coenzyme Q10 4 (10 %) 7 %
Other <4 (<10 %) <5 %

Bradley et al.

Bradley et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:44   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-44

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