Red Sour Cherry for the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus


Diabetes mellitus (DM) is not only a health crisis but also a growing global pandemic of this century, with the number of adults living with diabetes having almost quadrupled since 1980 to reach more than 422 million according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global report on diabetes.1 According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), an estimated 4 million people between the age of 20 and 79years died from diabetes and its complications by the end of 2017, which is equivalent to one death every eight seconds. If nothing is done, the number of people with diabetes may rise to 693 million by 2045 with low- and middle-income countries carrying almost 80% of the diabetes burden.2 Currently, DM is being managed by the use of pharmaceutical drugs like sulfonylureas, biguanides, and α-glucosidase inhibitors. However, increasing amount of evidence strongly suggests the use of nutraceuticals along with pharmaceuticals for the treatment of diabetes and its associated complications.3


fatima Saleh


nada El-Darra, karim Raafat

Journal/Conference Information

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Diabetes ,Publisher: Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-12-813822-9 , Volume: 1, Edition: 1, Year: 2019, Pages Range: 509-514,