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Indian herbs used to help diabetes? Why do they fluctuate?

What type of Indian herbs can be used to replace type 2 diabetic medicines, I am presently taking 2 X Metformin 500 mg 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening plus diamicron MR 30 mg just in the morning. Sometime I have low blood sugar during the day and high reading in the morning. Can you suggest some kind of Indian herbs that would help with type 2 diabetic. Thank you.
Asked On : Mon, 6 Aug 2012
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi there,
Thanks for writing in.
I am a medical specialist with an additional degree in cardiology. I read your question with diligence. In fact 60 percent of my cardiology patients have diabetes. Whereas in my experience of two decades I did not come across any reliable herbal medicine for helping in Diabetic Care.
In your case I have a suggestion that maximum permissible does of the safest drug for diabetes Metormin is about 3000 mg and extended release tablets are also available. Increase metformin to 1 Gm extended release twice a day. if you can tolerate this measure Fasting blood Sugar, correspondingly you can reduce the dose of Diamicron MR , a) if you strictly control your diet b) Do regular exercise, perhaps the second drug can be omitted. After the patient is stable a three monthly glycated hemobglobin (HbA1C) needs to done which gives very good idea of diabetic control. Good Luck.
With Best Wishes
Dr Anil Grover,
Medical Specialist & Cardiologist
M.B.;B.S, M.D. (Internal Medicine) D.M.(Cardiology)

Answered: Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Amol Baburao Avhad's  Response
hello freind,
ayurvda is science of life.. and always preventation is better than cure... diabetis is uncurable dieses,it can control by using a medicine.. taking allopaty medicine ever is causes more side effect in our body... because its a chemical. so many indian herb are help to u for control ur diabetis in normal rang... e.g fenugreek seed,margossa,black plum,bitter gourd,gooseberry powder,tinospora...etc.. but before try it u consult ayurvedic doctor.... thanks
Answered: Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Rajesh Lakhanpaul's  Response
There are number of herbs that control blood sugar commonly used herbs are Vijyasar, methi seeds, gurmar buti, jamun tawak, neem,karela,daru haridra etc. egg shell bhasam and vang bhasam are well known to reduce the frequency of micturation.
Answered: Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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