About this Research Topic
Traditional medicine includes medical theories and practices from cultural backgrounds like Chinese traditional medicine, Indian Ayurvedic medicine, Arab medicine, and West African traditional medicine. Studies have shown that natural extracts and acupuncture can regulate blood sugar levels, promote insulin secretion, and ameliorate insulin resistance. However, the application of traditional medicine in diabetes prevention and treatment has some challenges, such as the need for further research to understand its mechanism and the risk of toxic side effects, as well as how to combine itself with modern medicine to achieve more effective prevention and treatment effects.
This Research Topic invites diabetes researchers, clinical doctors, pharmacists, and related professionals to discuss the application of traditional medicine in the prevention and treatment of elderly diabetes. It aims to improve understanding of its application mechanism and clinical value and promote integration with modern medicine.
The following subtopics are particularly welcome:
1. Herbal extracts for the treatment of diabetes in the elderly: a systematic evaluation of their active metabolites, pharmacological effects, and treatment mechanisms, as well as assessments of their application in elderly diabetic patients.
2. Acupuncture treatment for elderly diabetes: evaluation of its mechanism of action and clinical application.
3. Dietary and exercise intervention strategies for the prevention of diabetes in the elderly.
4. The role of traditional medicine in the prevention and treatment of complications of diabetes in the elderly.
5. Combining traditional and biomedical interventions in the prevention and treatment of diabetes in the elderly
Keywords: Diabetes, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, treatment, biomarkers
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