A cautionary tale on the use of complementary therapies

Dunning, T. and Chan, S. and Hew, F. and Pendek, R. and Mohd, M.A. and Ward, G. (2001) A cautionary tale on the use of complementary therapies. Diabetes and primary care, 3 (2). pp. 58-63. ISSN 1466-8955

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Abstract

The use of complementary therapies is increasing. Some complementary therapies may help to stabilise, reduce or eliminate the need for diabetic medication for type 2 diabetes. Others are said to be useful in treating the symptoms of diabetic complications. However, there is a risk of adverse events with some complementary therapies, including those that arise after interaction with conventional medicines. A case study of a woman who used a Chineseherbal preparation to treat her diabetes is used to discuss some of the issues relating to the use of complementary therapies by people with diabetes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Complementary therapy; conventional medicine; traditional Chinese medicine
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Haslinda Lahuddin
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2013 02:58
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2013 02:58
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/7641

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