Natural Approaches in Diabetes Management: A Review of Diet, Exercise, and Natural Products

Author(s): William M. Schultz, Tina Varghese, Robert E. Heinl, Devinder S. Dhindsa, Elliot N. Mahlof, Hannah C. Cai, Geoffrey Southmayd, Pratik B. Sandesara, Danny J. Eapen, Laurence S. Sperling*

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 24 , Issue 1 , 2018

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Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a highly prevalent condition that causes significant morbidity and mortality in the United States and worldwide. Conventional therapies include lifestyle modification, oral pharmacological agents, and subcutaneous insulin. Emerging data suggest that natural approaches to the treatment of DM may help supplement current therapies for further glycemic control. Herein, we review the evidence of several natural modalities for DM treatment. We describe the pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications, provide an overview of current pharmacologic treatments, and finally, discuss natural approaches to diabetes management. Specifically, we will describe on the utility of diet, physical activity, and common natural products in the treatment of DM and focus on recent, high-quality studies. Adverse effects and potential interactions of each therapy will be highlighted where applicable.

Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, natural, interval training, diet, herbal supplements, pharmacological agents.

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Year: 2018
Published on: 22 March, 2018
Page: [84 - 98]
Pages: 15
DOI: 10.2174/1381612822666161216114108
Price: $65

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