This past week I had an assignment for school that challenged me to write a professional white paper on a topic of my choosing within the scope of herbal medicine. I immediately knew I wanted to focus my energy on diabetes due to a recent diagnosis of a close family member. I wanted to look at the symptoms of diabetes and the research available on medicinal herbs that could potentially serve as an adjunctive, complementary, or alternative treatment for symptom management so that I could suggest this family member discuss these herbs with his primary care provider.
I have attempted to take a large amount of information and present it in a way that is easily digestible. If you are interested in the research but find this a bit too technical or dry, you are welcome to scroll all the way to the bottom to the conclusion.