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Mulberry leaf teas or extracts are used as a natural remedy for diabetes in some countries. Animal studies have shown some effect of mulberry leaf extract on blood glucose. The purpose of this trial is to assess the effect of mulberry leaf extract on type 2 diabetics, by measuring blood glucose two hours after eating a meal and taking a capsule containing either mulberry leaf extract or a placebo.
Patients will participate in a double blind randomized cross over trial for 6 weeks. Four 2 weeks, half of the type 2 diabetic patients will receive mulberry leaf capsules three times per day with meals (made from Mulberry Zuccarin tablets - New Nordic, 400 mg of mulberry leaf extract per tablet) and half will receive placebo capsules. Following a one week wash out period, the treatments administered to each group will be reversed for the next 2 weeks, and data will continue to be gathered for a final wash out week. Patients will keep a diary of food, exercise, and fasting glucose each morning as well as at least one 2 hour pc glucose each day. Weight, hemoglobin A1C, liver function tests, and renal function tests will be done at baseline and at the end of the 6 weeks. As well, blood pressure will be monitored when the 2 weekly batches of medication are distributed, and at the end of the 6 weeks.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Mulberry leaf extract effect on post prandial blood glucose
Hope Medical Clinic
Craig, Nancy, M.D.
Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-02-25T23:38:22-0500
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