By popular demand I have imported this article from my other blog, www.armageddonmedicine.net. It is excerpted from my upcoming book, Armageddon Medicine.
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The American medical establishment is beginning to examine the role of herbal therapies in the treatment of diabetes mellitus, primarily Type 2 (adult onset, non-insulin dependent). Unfortunately, without pharmaceutical companies to fund the research, comprehensive studies are not likely to be performed. To date, there are no official recommendations for using herbal preparations in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.
However, in the event no medication is available, what treatments might diabetics consider for themselves? Is there any scientific evidence for effectiveness of herbal therapy?
Chromium picolinate is known to lower blood glucose levels in both humans and animals, probably by lowering insulin resistance. Limited medical literature reports improvements in long-term blood sugar control in patients taking 100 to 500 micrograms twice daily. There have been a few reports of renal (kidney) failure with high dosages. Continue reading