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Background. "Fructus Mume or Dark Plum" (pilule form) has been used for many years in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and may be a valid treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Aim. One aspect toward efficacy validation is the evaluation of the blood glucose-lowering effect of Fructus Mume (FM) with T2DM patients in a randomized controlled trial(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical benefits of the application of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockade, i.e., angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB), have been well established in patients with diabetic nephropathies (DN). Since the combination therapy with Chinese Medicine (CM) and conventional western medicine (CWM)(More)
INTRODUCTION/AIMS Insufficient insulin secretion or inefficient insulin response are responsible for the clinical outcome of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Administration of insulin alone is prone to cause secondary effects, resulting in an unsatisfactory outcome. Shen-Qi-Formula (SQF), a well-known Chinese medicinal formula, has been used for diabetic treatment(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of Shenqi Compound Formula (SCF) on peroxisome proliferators-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma) in white adipose tissue of rats with macrovascular lesion in early stage of diabetes. METHODS Corresponding treatment was given to rats in model group, Ramipril group, normal control group, low dosage SCF group and high(More)
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