[Role of complementary medicine in type 1 diabetes mellitus in two Swiss centres]

Scheidegger, U A; Flück, C E; Scheidegger, K; Diem, P; Mullis, P E (2009). [Role of complementary medicine in type 1 diabetes mellitus in two Swiss centres]. Praxis - schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 98(18), pp. 1001-5. Bern: Huber

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Insulin replacement is the only effective treatment of type 1 Diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Nevertheless, many complementary treatments are in use for T1DM. In this study we assessed by questionnaire that out of 342 patients with T1DM, 48 (14%; 13.4% adult, 18.5% paediatric; 20 male, 28 female) used complementary medicine (CM) in addition to their insulin therapy. The purpose of the use of CM was to improve general well-being, ameliorate glucose homeostasis, reduce blood glucose levels as well as insulin doses, improve physical fitness, reduce the frequency of hypoglycaemia, and control appetite. The modalities most frequently used are cinnamon, homeopathy, magnesium and special beverages (mainly teas). Thus, good collaboration between health care professionals will allow optimal patient care.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition

UniBE Contributor:

Scheidegger, Ursina; Flück, Christa; Diem, Peter and Mullis, Primus-Eugen

ISSN:

1661-8157

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:12

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:58

PubMed ID:

19739046

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/31841 (FactScience: 196587)

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