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Always inform your healthcare professional about any and all herbals or supplements that you may be taking.
The use of traditional and nontraditional medicines and therapies for diabetes has grown tremendously in the last few years.
Each month, this column will introduce a different herb or supplement, explain how it can help with diabetes control, cite relevant research studies, and discuss how it should be used.
In addition, the column will address potential side effects and drug interactions and give overall recommendations regarding the product.
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People with diabetes should consider the following when taking supplements:
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In the coming months, this column will profile these plant-derived products, among others:
• Gymnema sylvestre
• Bitter melon
• Ivy gourd
• Holy basil
• Fig leaf
• Milk thistle
• Aloe vera
• Evening primrose oil
• Ginkgo biloba
Some products not derived from plants that will be discussed include alpha-lipoic acid, chromium, vanadium, and CoQ10.
Diabetes Health is the essential resource for people living with diabetes- both newly diagnosed and experienced as well as the professionals who care for them. We provide balanced expert news and information on living healthfully with diabetes. Each issue includes cutting-edge editorial coverage of new products, research, treatment options, and meaningful lifestyle issues.