Complemantary and Alternative Medicines
Complementary and alternative medicine is can be well-defined as a "cluster of varied therapeutic and health care arrangements, practices, and medicines that are not presently measured to be part of conventional medicine”. Complementary medicine is used with predictable therapy, whereas alternative medicine is used instead of conventional medicine. In CAM therapies, diabetes supplement given to the patients is widely popular. Although some of these therapies may be useful, others can be not so useful or clinically approved due to lack of substantial supporting research. Other than this, contrary reactions of many CAM therapies are not well known because patients with diabetes often combine them with clinical diabetic medications, and therefore, the efficacy of CAM medicines is not well- documented.