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Is there any OTC drug for reducing blood glucose levels?

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I would like to know whether there any OTC drugs that have been shown to lower blood glucose levels in clinical trials. That is with some evidence behind them, not just marketing hype.
Posted Sat, 15 Feb 2014 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Following OTC drugs for diabetics.... Detailed Answer: Hi, Usually, the OTC drugs contain the extracts of many herbs for which studies have shown efficacy in lowering blood sugar. Please bare in mind that the gold standard of treating patients with slightly elevated blood glucose as you is to make changes in your lifestyle and diet regimen. Apart of these changes, herbal supplementation such as OTC drugs can also help: - Fenugreek - Gymnema sylvestre - Ceylon cinnamon - Bitter melon - and many other vitamins and minerals diabetics lack (such as Zn, Mg, Calcium, Vit.D, etc.) You may found some research at: WWW.WWWW.WW Please do not expect miracles from these OTC drugs. If correctly used with the right dose, they might help improve glucose metabolism, resulting in better secretion of insulin and improved utilization of glucose. Hope it was of help! Dr.Alba
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