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Suffering from diabetes. Prescribed herbalife products, taking glycomet, glysiphage. Safe to take?

I am a diabetic patient from last seven years my age is 56 and my wt 84 and fasting 140 and pp 180 and I go regularly gym my friend has suggested to take herballife products it controls sugar level means it lowers level what should I do at present i am taking Mng two tab and eve one tab namely glysiphage,gluconormg1 and glycomet .5mg pl suggeb
Asked On : Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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its great you continued with your drugs and you do exercise. The tendency with people who take herbal medicines is they tend to belief at some pint in time that diabetes , especially type 2 has been cured, which is wrong, this causes patients later in to develop uncontrolled diabetes, diabetic comas and at times death. The dosages of the herbal medicines are unknown and side effects.
My advice is to stick to the protocols of your physician, continue doing exercise, follow diet recommendations, do your regular control tests as asked and report any side effects to him.
Its not evidence based now, that any of the non conventional conventional products are that perfect. Its true many have beneficial effects. Bt these have to be scientifically studied and coded to ensure appropriate use.
Thanks and hope this helps,
Luchuo, MD
Answered: Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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