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Can Aloe Vera cure, help, treat or prevent Diabetes?

The following information is for humans with Diabetes

Introduction to Diabetes

Diabetes occurs when there is an inbalance in the bodies blood sugar contents. Insulin injections are usually prescribed and the sufferer has to be careful with their diet. They must, for example, be aware of sugary food and eat with caution.

Using Aloe Vera for Diabetes

Important Note:
This text refers to Aloe Vera as defined on our page Good Quality Aloe Vera. We also strongly recommend you read the FAQ: How Much Aloe Vera Should I Drink?

Drink a high quality Aloe Vera Gel 3 or 4 times a day. Start on a small amount (1 desert spoon) and build up to 3 or 4 desertspoons, 3 or 4 times a day.
WHY? Because toxins have already built up in the body it is necessary to clean the body through. Aloe is an exceptionally effective cleanser. It will also help clean the digestive tract so the body can absorb more proteins.
Aloe will also assist the body in returning to its own natural balance

How long will it take for Aloe Vera to work with Diabetes?

The likely outcome of using Aloe Vera is a reduction in the amount of insulin required. This may happen immediately, gradually or suddenly after a few weeks. It is essential that the sufferer has their blood-sugar content measured on a daily basis while drinking Aloe. Only use Aloe in close consultation with your GP because of this affect.

Articles and Studies about Aloe Vera and Diabetes

  1. Aloe Vera: A systematic review of its clinical effectiveness
    British Journal of General Practice. 1999. 49, pp 823-828.
    Vogler B.K.; Ernst, E.

    Two trials suggested that oral administration of aloe vera might be a useful adjunct for lowering blood glucose in diabetic patients (250 to 141 mg % in the treatment groups and no change in the control groups)

  2. Antidiabetic activity of Aloe vera L. juice. I. Clinical trial in new cases of diabetes mellitus
    Phytomedicine. 1996.
    Yougchaiyudha, Rungpitarangs et. al.
  3. Aloe Vera: anti-ulcer and anti-diabetic effects
    Phytotherapy Research. 1994. 8(8).pp 461-464.
    Koo, M.W.L.
  4. Aloe Vera (A barbadensis). A natural approach for treating wounds, edema, and pain in diabetes
    Journal of American Podiatric Medical Association. 1988. pp 78(2). 60-68.
    Davis, R.H.; Leitner, M.G.; Russo, J.M.; Byrne, M.E.

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  1. These pages are intended for sufferers who have had their ailment professionally diagnosed by a qualified medical practitioner. Self Diagnosis can be extremely dangerous as many serious conditions can mimic more simple ones. If you are not satisfied with the results from one doctor, be confident and ask for a second opinion. Doctors are only human, their knowledge cannot be all-encompassing and we all make mistakes.
  2. Make sure you have read the pages on Aloe Vera side effects, who can use Aloe Vera and good quality Aloe Vera first.
  3. If you are currently on medication or undergoing medical treatment consult your doctor first.

Aloe Vera Brands

People with Diabetes have told us they used the following brands of Aloe Vera and experienced benefits:

See the full results of our survey on
Aloe Vera brands and Diabetes.