Insulin injections are used to regulate blood sugar in people with childhood-onset diabetes as well as those with severe adult-onset diabetes.
Meaningful preliminary evidence suggests that use of the following herbs and supplements could potentially improve blood sugar control and require you to reduce your insulin dosage: aloe , chromium , fenugreek , ginseng , gymnema , coenzyme Q 10 , and vanadium .
Weaker evidence suggests that the following herbs and supplements could potentially have the same effect under certain circumstances: Anemarrhena asphodeloides,arginine , Azadirachta indica ( neem ), bilberry leaf , biotin , bitter melon , carnitine , Catharanthus roseus, Coccinia indica, coenzyme Q 10 , conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) , Cucumis sativus, Cucurbita ficifolia, Cuminum cyminum (cumin), Euphorbia prostrata,garlic , glucomannan , Guaiacum coulteri, Guazuma ulmifolia,guggul , holy basil, Lepechinia caulescens,lipoic acid , Medicago sativa ( alfalfa ), Musa sapientum L. (banana), niacinamide , nopal cactus, onion, Phaseolus vulgaris, Psacalium peltatum, pterocarpus, Rhizophora mangle,salt bush , Spinacea oleracea, Tournefortia hirsutissima, Turnera diffusa, and vitamin E .
- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 07/2012 -
- Update Date: 07/25/2012 -