A Brief Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) about Conventional and Homeopathic Treatment of Type 2 Diabetic Patients
Sadrai Sima*, Ghezelsefloo Ali, Asadi Mojgan, Osanlo Parisa, Jafaripoor Arash
School of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
*Corresponding author: Sima Sadrai, School of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran, Tel: 02166959054, Mobile: 09122022793, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of homeopathy in type 2 diabetes to see if advising to integrate it with conventional therapy, popularizing its use, or limiting it due ineffectiveness.
In a retrospective study the data of thirty-one type 2 diabetic samples from Shariati Hospital and thirty-one type 2 diabetic from two homeopath MDs offices were collected and analyzed by SPSS.
The average values for hemoglobinA1c (HbA1c), fasting blood glucose(FBS) and 2-hour postprandial blood glucose (2hpp) in homeopathic group were at the beginning of treatment 8.6%, 172.8 and 226.5 mg/dL, and after treatment, 7.8%, 149.4 and 204.8 mg/dL and in conventional medicine group, at the beginning of treatment 10.5%, 216 and 302.4 mg/dL and after treatment, 8.3%, 147 and 215.5 mg/dL and all treatment outcomes better at the end with p-values<0.001 and after treatment the results in both groups was not significantly different (p values=0.22, 0.86, 0.48, respectively), but the HbA1c mean was 0.5% less in homeopathic group.
Regarding the values of HbA1c and FBS and 2hpp before and after homeopathic treatment suggests the effectiveness of homeopathic treatment in type 2 diabetes. This study certainly cannot conclude that homeopathic treatment alone can be more effective than or as effective as conventional medicine. However, according to reducing in the number and dose of anti-diabetic drugs and better conditions of patients, integrating homeopathy in their treatment could be recommended.