Aloe vera is a succulent plant people have used as an herbal medicine for thousands of years and is currently incorporated into a multitude of personal care products.
Previous studies have yielded mixed results on whether the plant is useful for diabetes control. “If you are diabetic, use aloe vera only under the direct supervision of a medical doctor. According to the National Institutes of Health website, the possibility of aloe vera lowering your blood sugar may necessitate monitoring of serum levels, and possible adjustments to your medication as well.”
Fennell, Diane. “Aloe Vera May Improve Blood Sugar Control in Type 2 Diabetes, Pre-diabetes,” Diabetes Self-management (March 1, 2019). https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/aloe-vera-may-improve-blood-sugar-control-type-2-diabetes-pre-diabetes/
Sarao, Carol. “How to Use Aloe in Diabetes,” Livestrong, n.d. https://www.livestrong.com/article/127241-use-aloe-diabetes/ (accessed on 8/3/2020).
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