International Medical Journal, Vol. 23., Iss. 3, 2017, P. 16−21.
NEW POSSIBILITIES OF PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM DISORDERS: PLACE AND ROLE OF PHYTOTHERAPY
Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education
Optimizing therapeutic approaches to the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and its complications, primarily the cardiovascular ones, positively affects the quality of life of patients and its duration. However, even the ideal therapy of diabetes mellitus and the compensation of carbohydrate metabolism from the first days of the disease cannot provide regress of the complications that developed at the stage of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and not diagnosed diabetes. Therefore, research aimed at preventing the development of this disease or at least delaying its manifestation becomes extremely urgent. Phytotherapy is a method of choice in the treatment of initial manifestations of type 2 diabetes mellitus. In patients with IGT, in combination with regimen and diet, it can stop the further development of the disease. If a mild form of diabetes is detected, the timely administration of adequate phytotherapy provides compensation for metabolic disorders and also prevents the progression of the disease. The expediency of wider use of the dietary supplement Endopharm in patients with prediabetes, as well as in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus both as a monotherapy in the presence of postprandial hyperglycemia, and as a second drug in the absence of persistent normoglycemia was proved.
Key words: prediabetes, type 2 diabetes mellitus, phytotherapy, Endopharm.