"What is the best method of testing glucose with a home meter before and after meals for a good baseline to compare in the future?"
Preprandial [b4 meal] levels should be in normal fasting range of 60/70 to 99 mg/dl
Postprandial [2-3 hours after meal] range are as follows:
• Diabetics aim for <141 mg/dl, optimum <121 mg/dl.
• In non-diabetics, glucose peak ∼60 minutes after the start of a meal, rarely exceed 140 mg/dl, and return to preprandial fasting levels.
Regarding holy basil, what is the name of the clinical study? I would like to read the parameters and term of this study.
Thanks for the test #'s.
That was a quote from an herbal website. There was no foot note pertaining to the actual study, some names though. That's why I mentioned it "might" help some people before developing full blown diabetes. You have to dig deep to find any original health studies on the web. If someone goggled all day, might have better luck. I seriously doubt it will be any help to people insulin dependent.
There are others too, that just mention it.
Your link took me to Zerbo's. Looking around I could not locate "According to a clinical study....", only products for sale with zero articles on Holy Basil.
Also, I could not locate "human" clinical trials/studies on Holy Basil, only on animals. All "human" clinical studies/trials are required to be registered and approved beforehand with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services agencies; National Institutes of Health [NIH] and National Library of Medicine. Usually can be located by sponsor, drug/herb type, or location.There is one possible "human" study from 1995 in India, but the results abstract co$t.
Without human clinical trials a long term effect of Holy Basil is a problem. Without testing there is simply no information to know what damage, if any, it can cause to the body after long term usage. If it works for you, great. But, the saying buyer beware applies.
Well I found it , but like I said its not a clinical study. I understand your search for clinical trials. I'm sure someone on the alternative therapies or complimentary medicine forum here could shed some light Holy Basil. There are many natural herbs that can help with many health issues in general, and just because something is natural dies not mean its safe. Many herbs have used for years, so any negative effects might be found in the library. Snake venom is natural, obviously not good. Not all drugs are safe either in the long run. Then again many man made drugs came from natural supplements, such as aspirin.
For whatever reason, I'm doing better, thanks for the #'s.