Dietary supplements are very popular among people with diabetes. However, there is no scientific evidence that any supplement can cure diabetes, control blood glucose levels, or prevent or treat symptoms of diabetes.
Supplements cannot replace a healthy diet.
No supplement is ever a good substitute for clinically proven drug therapies.
What does it involve?
Always consult your doctor before taking any new supplement. Ask your doctor for the correct dosage of any new supplement. Be sure to provide your doctor with an up-to-date list of all medications to avoid drug interactions.
Some supplements may increase your levels of certain nutrients to toxic levels. It is possible to overdose on vitamins and minerals.
Some supplements and herbs may cause dangerous interactions with your medications.
Taking supplements may increase your risk for kidney disease.
Supplements can be expensive.