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Final Thoughts on Treating Diabetes With Herbal Medicine

Do not replace scientifically proven diabetes treatments with an herbal medication that is unproven. The consequences of not following one's prescribed medical regimen for diabetes can be serious, even life-threatening.
 
People should inform their healthcare providers about any herbal medicine that they are currently using or considering. This will help ensure a safe, coordinated course of care. Prescribed medicines for diabetes and all other major health conditions may need to be adjusted if a person is also using herbal medicine for diabetes. Pharmacists can be another helpful source of information about herbal supplements.
 
Women who are pregnant or nursing (or people considering using herbal remedies to treat a child) should use extra caution and be sure to consult their healthcare provider.
 
If people with diabetes decide to use herbal medicine and notice any unusual effects, they should stop and contact their healthcare provider right away.
 
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