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June 15, 2000

Alternative Therapies and Explanations

Question from Skopje, Macedonia:

Are aloe vera gel, fields of green, and royal bee jelly safe and helpful for Type 1 diabetes?

Answer:

While they may be safe, I don’t know about effective. Actually, I recommend aloe for burns, etc., and it is safe. I can’t comment on the others. It is probably unlikely that they offer some special benefit for diabetes, but should not be harmful.

LD