What precautions should I take before I try herbal products for my diabetes?
�Discuss any drugs you are thinking of using, including herbal products, with your doctor before taking them.
�If you experience side effects such as nausea, vomiting, rapid heartbeat, anxiety, insomnia, diarrhea, or skin rashes, stop taking the herbal product and notify your doctor immediately.
�Avoid supplements made with more than one herb.
�Beware of commercial claims of what herbal products can do. Get information from scientific-based sources.
�Select brands carefully. Only purchase brands that list the herb's common and scientific name, the name and address of the manufacturer, a batch and lot number, expiration date, dosage guidelines, and potential side effects.
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