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linky123
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My blood sugar levels are borderline high.

I have used a chromium supplement on and off but it doesn't seem to be working as well as it used to.

I watch my diet etc, but would appreciate any advice on other supplements that are out there.

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Magnesium and cinnamon

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Adding to SixGoofyKids excellent suggestions,

Be sure you get REAL cinnamon. What is sold as such in most US markets is not that at all, it's a cousin and does not have the best properties of a real cinnamon for glucose support.

Try Mountain Rose Herbs for a start to find true cinnamon. I'm not sure they have it but it's the best place I can think of to look.


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SixGoofyKids suggested Magnesium. Some good reading here about that:

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Be sure you get enough good oils in your foods. And a variety. Best to not rely on the same ones all day, every day, day in and day out.

Rotate the kinds of nuts in your diet, too. And never buy roasted nuts.

The oil is old from heat and breaks down in minutes and dangerous to the lining of our blood vessels -- to bring out fabulous flavor, roast / toast them yourself just before enjoying, no sooner.

Open two windows, though, so a fresh cross-air draw will not send smoke alarm screeching. Even if no smoke, mine can detect something with I roast nuts. The window trick works.

Same with nut butters, as nuts, best to also buy only RAW nut butters.

Seriously, there are over 80 varieties of nuts. One market near me says they carry that many so do look around. Markets that tend to carry Mediterranean foods can be an excellent source.
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Another vote here for cinnamon. Never dx'ed type 2, but I do watch my blood glucose and try to keep it low via carb intake amounts and types.

A couple months ago a little into my tx I resumed taking regular blood glucose readings. I had some serious dawn effect going on, never experienced it before like this. Sugars were running 110+ after waking and into the afternoon. Regular fasting less than 90 otherwise.

We went back to drinking cinnamon tea. We make a whole stockpot of it and bring it to a boil each day, sometimes adding more water. You can get a lot of batches out of the same cinnamon.

My morning numbers are back down to the 80's. I don't know how the cinnamon works, I just know that it does something for me. It is also supposed to be great for candida, and does not appear to be harmful to probiotics.

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.193.4755

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Thanks for the suggestions. [Smile]

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You can also use cinnamon essential oil.

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Lymetoo- ingesting it? In a capsule?

I also feel hypoglycemic - never had any testing. Went 'Paleo' eating a lot of good fats, but now think my gall bladder isn't doing so well-

Going in tomorrow to ask for a HIDA scan and bloodwork.

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I am diabetic as is my sister and brother. My sister and I both take this product with great results.

http://www.glucocil.com/

I get a good price on line at Lucky Vitamin

I would not use this product if you have kidney issues.

Inflammation is a big factor in type 2 diabetes. Many of the cytokines that are elevated in lyme patients are also elevated in diabetics. Increased levels of IL-6 is a predictor of type 2 diabetes.

http://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/52/3/812.long


IL=6 is elevated in lyme patients
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9222183

There are a number of other cytokines that lyme and diabetes have in common. A good search can be very illuminating.

Other things that might help either because they are anti-inflammatory or helpful in other ways

Berberine
cytokine suppress - life extension
glucohelp - swanson vitamin
nexrutine
xango - mangosteen

apple cider vinegar with food to reduce effect of carbs. Glucomannan works well for that also and there are a number of other products out there.

The binder for lyme toxins called welchol lowers blood sugar in my opinion probably because it lowers cytokines. It is prescription.

There are so many things that can help. You will likely need to try a few things before you hit on a good combination. Glucocil will likely help most ppl.

Now is the time to get it under control. Low carb can be very helpful as can eating a good source of protein every few hours. I found this out by accident and before I even told my LLMD he mentioned this as a way to help control blood sugar.

Keep a close eye on your blood sugars if you are borderline. If you become diabetic, don't wait to take insulin if you need it.

If you have high blood sugar your immune system does not work as well so watch out for any minor cuts and use topical antibiotics (herbal or other) rather than let them get out of control.

Eyes are particularly affected by diabetes so be sure to have regular eye exams.

I hope you don't get diabetes.

Terry

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Excellent info, Terry! Thanks so much!

A family member is diabetic, and finds a small high protein snack before bed helps stabilize the blood sugar overnight.

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