Complementary and alternative medicine use among diabetic patients in Africa: a Kenyan perspective

@inproceedings{Matheka2013ComplementaryAA,
  title={Complementary and alternative medicine use among diabetic patients in Africa: a Kenyan perspective},
  author={Duncan Mwangangi Matheka and A. DeMaio},
  booktitle={The Pan African medical journal},
  year={2013}
}
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use is common among patients with chronic diseases in developing countries. The rising use of CAM in the management of diabetes is an emerging public health concern given the potential adverse effects, drug interactions and benefits associated with its use. Herbal medicine, dietary supplements, prayers and relaxation techniques are some of the most frequently used CAM modalities in Kenya. Cited reasons for CAM use as adjuvant therapy include… CONTINUE READING