ISSN 1849-9031 (Online)

ISSN 1849-8922    (Print)

Curcumin – a polyphenol with molecular targets for diabetes control?
Kristina Blaslov.


The aim of this narrative review is to analyze the potential role of curcumin in treatment of prediabetes, Types 1 and 2 diabetes and their complications. This literature provides evidence for the beneficial effect of curcumin in glucoregulation and diabetic microvascular complications. Although the mechanism of action remains unclear, the yellow flavonoid’s therapeutic efficacy may stem from the regulation of antioxidant defenses and inflammatory mediators with subsequent genetic regulation through modulation of various transcription factors. However, further studies are needed to confirm the potential of curcumin in diabetes management.