Naturopathic Approach To Treating Diabetes. Lena Kian, N.D., discusses a naturopathic approach to treating diabetes. Dr. Kian says lifestyle and your environment play a significant role in diabetes. She says diabetes is a lifestyle imbalance and if you are eating whole food and following a low glycemic diet, you are less likely to become diabetic. Dr. Kian says it is very important to treat the cause of health problems, not just the symptoms.