Why do patients with diabetes use complementary medicines?
Using complementary medicines helps patients with diabetes feel they have control over their health, US research suggests.
Researchers from Yale and Minnestoa universities have surveyed 3386 adults with a self-reported diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes to determine why they use complementary therapies.
They found one-quarter of patients had used such therapies in the past year, with just under 57% of them turning to herbal medicines.
Chiropractic and massage were the next most popular therapies.
The majority of patients who relied on complementary