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share your experience natural herb chaya in managing diabetes?
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An_253689 posted:
I was recently diagnosed with diabetes. Since I've always preferred herbs or natural ways to treat ailments. I found online plant called chaya with anti-diabetic properties. Any of you who have used chaya or other herbs to manage diabetes share your experience? Thank you!
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mrscora01 responded:
I have found (between diabetes and kidney disease) that many things are touted to "help" with a particular disease. And these things are often very expensive to buy in their specific formulations for our disease. As we've seen in the news, some even contain cheap prescription meds to prove that they work.

My plan of attack has always been one of healthy diet, exercise, and then taking a prescription med if I need it so that I get a guaranteed content, purity, and quantity of a given medication. And I am also given a list of known interactions and side effects with it. Something you don't get with herbals.

Don't forget that many of these prescription drugs were discovered through the herbals. And if you take a "herbal" preparation, it is still a drug, simply because you are using it for medicinal purposes.

Cora
T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008


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