Complementary Health and Diabetes--A Focus on Dietary Supplements (Paperback)

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Complementary Health and Diabetes--A Focus on Dietary Supplements (Paperback)

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The definitive guide to dietary supplements and diabetes for health care professionals.

Nearly 27 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes and a quarter of them report that they have used complementary and alternative medicines (now called complementary health approaches by the National Institutes of Health) to treat their diabetes or for general wellness. In this reality, clinicians need to understand potential complications, know the research, and be prepared to guide their patients and answer their questions about supplements and alternative medicines.

This fully updated and expanded guide gives providers the information they need to guide patients and provide them with evidence-based advice on supplement use. Inside readers will find detailed research summaries of 38 common botanical and nonbotanical supplements, including honey, probiotics, turmeric, zinc, and many more. Each product chapter includes information on chemical constituents, theorized mechanism of action, adverse effects, drug interactions, and a summary of clinical studies.

Stay informed and be prepared to help patients make wise choices and improve their diabetes self-management.

--American Diabetes Association "American Diabetes Association.
Laura Shane-McWhorter, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, CDCES, FASCP, FAADE, has over 30 years of experience in the care and education of persons with diabetes. She is a Professor (Clinical) Emeritus at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. She teaches a class on Herbal Medicines and Natural Product Drugs and works as a clinical pharmacist at a federally qualified Community Health Center, helping underserved patients with diabetes. She served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists from 2018 to 2020. Dr. Shane-McWhorter has lectured both in the United States and internationally in the area of diabetes management and complementary health approaches.
Product Details ISBN: 9781580407687
ISBN-10: 1580407684
Publisher: American Diabetes Association
Publication Date: March 16th, 2021
Pages: 256
Language: English