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Beware of online diabetes scams

Diabetes UK has become aware of several emails and websites which claim that diabetes can be cured by herbal remedies.

Diabetes UK would like to make it clear that these claims are false. There is no evidence to suggest that herbal remedies can cure diabetes.

The best way for a person with diabetes to manage their condition is by following a healthy lifestyle, taking prescribed medication as directed and monitoring their diabetes carefully in conjunction with their healthcare team.

If you receive an email or come across a website advertising herbal remedies which you believe to be suspect, please be extremely wary of replying to it or purchasing anything as a result of reading its contents.

For more information please contact Diabetes UK's Science Information Team on 020 7424 1020 or atscienceinfo@diabetes.org.uk.

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