American Diabetes Association Guide to Herbs and Nutritional Supplements: What You Need to Know from Aloe to Zinc

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If you are taking, or are thinking about taking, an herb, nutritional supplement, or other natural product to treat your diabetes, you need reliable, unbiased information from the recognized expert on complementary and alternative medicine for diabetes. Here's everything you need to know about 40 of the most popular alternative therapies used for diabetes, including: purported benefits and suggested dosages; study and trial synopses; side effect and drug interaction listings; ...
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American Diabetes Association Guide to Herbs and Nutritional Supplements: What You Need to Know from Aloe to Zinc

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If you are taking, or are thinking about taking, an herb, nutritional supplement, or other natural product to treat your diabetes, you need reliable, unbiased information from the recognized expert on complementary and alternative medicine for diabetes. Here's everything you need to know about 40 of the most popular alternative therapies used for diabetes, including: purported benefits and suggested dosages; study and trial synopses; side effect and drug interaction listings; and much more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580403184
  • Publisher: American Diabetes Association
  • Publication date: 9/9/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 399,853
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura Shane-McWhorter, PharmD, BCPS, FASCP, CDE, BC-ADM, (Salt Lake City, UT) is Professor (Clinical) in the College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacotherapy of the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. She is a Registered Pharmacist and an active diabetes educator, both in Utah and nationally. She is also the author of the ADA professional book, Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) Supplement Use in People with Diabetes: A clinician's guide.

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Table of Contents

Preface v

Acknowledgments ix

Part I Introduction 1

Part II Supplements 21

Aloe 23

Alpha-Lipoic Acid 26

Banaba 31

Benfotiamine 33

Bilberry 36

Bitter Melon 39

Blonde Psyllium 43

Caiapo 47

Chia 49

Chromium 52

Cinnamon 57

Coenzyme Q10 60

Fenugreek 66

Fish Oil 69

Gamma-Linolenic Acid 74

Garlic 77

Ginkgo 81

Ginseng 85

Glucomannan 89

Guar Gum 92

Guggul 95

Gymnema 98

Holy Basil 101

Ivy Gourd 104

Jambolan 107

Magnesium 110

Milk Thistle 115

Nicotinamide 118

Nopal 122

Pine Bark Extract 125

Policosanol 129

Red Yeast Rice 133

St. John's Wort 137

Salacia 140

Stevia 142

Tea 146

Vanadium 151

Vijayasar 154

Vitamin E 156

Zinc 161

Part III Supplement Chart 165

Index 185

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