Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Non-Herbal Supplements

Clare J. Lee, M.D., MHS, Todd T. Brown, M.D., Ph.D.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Non-Herbal Supplements is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide.

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DEFINITION

  • Non-herbal supplements are non-plant based complementary and/or alternative medicines used for treatment of diabetes mellitus (DM).
  • Few have been systematically evaluated for efficacy and safety.
  • Non-herbal compounds with some controlled evaluations are discussed in this module.

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DEFINITION

  • Non-herbal supplements are non-plant based complementary and/or alternative medicines used for treatment of diabetes mellitus (DM).
  • Few have been systematically evaluated for efficacy and safety.
  • Non-herbal compounds with some controlled evaluations are discussed in this module.

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Last updated: March 4, 2018