Are dietary supplements safe for people with diabetes?

Many people with diabetes seek out natural remedies to improve blood glucose and lipid levels. Supplements can be costly and are not reviewed for efficacy and safety by the Food and Drug Administration.

As diabetes educators, we want to provide our clients with evidence-based information regarding supplement use so we can make recommendations and assist our clients with informed decision making.

Evaluation Chart of Supplements for Glucose and Lipids

For a rating of commonly used supplements, click here to view a detailed evaluation chart of “Recommended” to “Not Recommended – High Risk” supplements. Thank you, Cleveland Clinic, for creating an evidence-based review that we can share with our clients!

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