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Using Chinese Herbal Medicine for Hypoglycemic Research

Vay Liang (Bill) Go, MD, discusses the alternative approach of using hypoglycemic herbs to regulate pancreatic diseases.

Vay Liang (Bill) Go, MD, is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, director of UCLA Center for Excellence in Pancreatic Diseases and the Editor-in-Chief for the Pancreas.

Dr. Go states that the ideal way to treat patients with diabetes is to think critically about Western Medicine and Eastern Medicine and utilize the best both approaches. In the West, drugs that control diabetes at every step of glucose production and metabolism are utilized. Eastern medicine – with its more holistic approach to health and disease – incorporates herbal therapy and appropriate nutrition is central to diabetic management.

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