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What kind of natural remedies or herbs can I take for diabetes?
Derek LeRoith, MD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Date Added: 07/03/13

There are many herbs that are suggested to be useful to diabetes. The only ones that are likely to help, is anything that affects the absorption of glucose from the gut. The high fiber that may be in some of these might help. We generally do not suggest that patients take herbs because there are ...
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Dr. Derek LeRoith, prior to joining the faculty of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2005 as Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease, was Chief of the Diabetes Branch at the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. This is the largest program devoted to the study of diabetes within the intramural program of the NIH. He has published over 500 original research papers, reviews and editorials and edited a number of books on Diabetes and IGF-related topics. He is also the senior editor of a major textbook on Diabetes, now in its third edition.
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