Topic: diabete nutritional supplement reserach
Select one botanical compound or other CAM dietary supplement used as complementary therapy in HIV Disease or in Diabetes. (see list below for DM suggestions or Table 24.7 for HIV suggestions; you may also choose others listed on the NCCAM website)
2. Research information about the selected supplement. You may use websites and reference books. Prepare a 1-page write-up about the compound, including the following information:
a. Common name & botanical name of supplement b. Active compound, if known
c. Potential or suggested uses for the supplement in general, and specifically for
DM or HIV. What is the supplement purported to do?
d. Side effects or toxicity of the supplement
e. Scientific evidence for efficacy of the supplement
f. Potential interactions with prescription or over the counter drugs
*Use credible sources. Be sure to reference the source of information for each of these items. List the website or other reference so that someone else will be able to check your information.*
* Summarize the information in your own words*Do NOT simply copy what you read – that is plagiarism!*
3. Find at least one peer-reviewed scientific research publication (from Pubmed or other library source) that relates to your supplement. Summarize the findings in 1-2 paragraphs. ** Attach a copy of the Journal Abstract, including citation.**
4. Based on your research, would you recommend this supplement to a client? – why/why not
Suggested supplements for Diabetes:
Garlic Cinnamon Tumeric Fenugreek Berberine Ginko Biloba Bitter melon Chromium Asian Ginseng Prickly Pear Cactus
Pterocarpus marsupium (Indian kinko, Malbar kinko, Pistasara, Venga)
Gymnema Sylvestre (Gurmar, Meshasringi, Cherukurinja) Others possible…
Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS): http://ods.od.nih.gov/
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM): http://nccam.nih.gov/
Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center:
Vitamin Herb University: www.vitaminherbuniversity.com
Integrative Therapeutics Drug Nutrient Interactions Checker:
Drug Interactions Checker: www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.html/
Medscape Drug Interaction Checker: http://reference.medscape.com/drug-interactionchecker
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-
Mosby’s Handbook of Herbs and Natural Supplements, 4th edition, by L Skidmore-Roth, RN, MSN, NP.
The Health Professional’s Guide to Dietary Supplements, by SM Talbot and K Hughes.
The Health Professional’s Guide to Popular Dietary Supplements 3rd edition, by A S Fragakis MS, RD, with C A Thomson, PhD, RD.