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Overview of Novel Herbal Supplements in Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a disease of metabolic dysregulation, primarily of carbohydrate metabolism, characterized by hyperglycemia that results from defects in impaired insulin action, insulin secretion, or both. Uncontrolled diabetes may lead to long-term and life-threatening complications like coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, nephropathy, neuropathy, retinopathy, morbidity, and/or mortality (Brownlee 2001; Hammes et al. 2011; Wilmot and Idris 2014).