Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Supplement Use in People with Diabetes: A Clinician's Guide

People with diabetes are 1.6 times more likely than people without diabetes to use a complementary or alternative medicine supplement. This clinician's guide will give you facts and tips to help your patients successfully consider using a CAM supplement. Includes: in-depth descriptions of botanical and nonbotanical CAM supplements to treat diabetes; tables organizing supplements and therapies for quick reference; and review of clinical studies and chemical constituents for each supplement.

Amazon Sales Rank: #1968517 in Books Published on: 2007-06-11 Original language: English Number of items: 1 Dimensions: .78 pounds Binding: Paperback 213 pages

About the Author Laura Shane-McWhorter, PharmD, F.A.S.C.P.,C.D.E., B.C.P.S., B.C.-A.D.M. is a professor (clinical) in the College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacotherapy. She has written numerous articles for the American Association journals and chapters on CAM for the American Association of Diabetes Educators’ Core Curriculum.

Most helpful customer reviews 2 of 4 people found the following review helpful. Ultra-Conservative Approach By Christopher J. Alexander, Ph.D. Dr. Shane-McWhorter does a good job of reviewing most of the major supplements people with diabetes sometimes take. Unfortunately, her concluding comment and recommendation for many of them is to proceed cautiously and avoid most of them. This isn't to say she's wrong; the research on the use of supplements with diabetics is thin at best. Even so, her review of the research focuses almost exclusively on diabetes and fails to take into account the ways various supplements have been shown to assist with different conditions. The book does offer good food-for-thought, but it falls along the lines of those doctors who say, "Just take your medication and maybe a multivitamin, but nothing more." See all 1 customer reviews...