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    Herbal teas
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    jackclough posted:
    I've heard that herbal teas like rooibos and chamomile have a good effect on the pancreas and help produce insulin. What say you, people?
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    mrscora01 responded:
    I'm always wary of that sort of stuff. People who sell the stuff will tell you of the "positive" effect and your mentioning it "helping" the pancreas to produce insulin makes it sound like the drug Glyburide. And many folks like to avoid this type of drug because of it's potential to burn out the pancreas.

    Remember, most medicines are based on plants and herbals. So you need to investigate further to find out the actual effects and potential side effects. As always, your best bet is carb control and exercise.

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


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