Chromium

Richard

New Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Hi,

I have just signed up so I can be be amongst a crowd that I can share experiences and advice with. And, as is the case I have a need for information.
The web is full of pros and cons regarding chronium supplements and while I am not asking for medical advice I am curious to know if anybody has had experience of taking chronium picolanate. If so what effect did/does it have on your blood sugars etc. Chronium has been recommended to me but I would like to hear from the front line before trying it.

regards

Richard
Oh! by the way I am type 2. (even though there is only one of me.
 

Daisy

Moderator
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
I used to take chromium because I did a lot of sport - but it never had any affect on my bs levels - it certainly didn't reduce them - but that may because I am a type 1 - or simply because there are so many false claims about drugs and diabetes see the post on In the news....
The billions we waste on health foods
Gullible shoppers are wasting billions of pounds a year on ?quack? health foods that are useless, a medical expert warns today. Products that sound too good to be true by implying they aid weight loss or combat diabetes are totally ineffective, claims nutritionist Professor Michael Lean.
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/...n-health-foods
I really think this applies to the majority of supplement ranges too....
 

chrismk

New Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
I first heard of it as a means of levelling blood sugars following a glycaemic index diet recommended by a nutritionist so was familiar with it when I was later diagnosed Type 2. It works for me if I'm not sure when the next meal is going to arrive! So, for example, if I know I'm going to have a late lunch through circumstances beyond my control, I take one in the morning and it stops the feelings of hunger/need to eat which I relate to bs dropping. I don't take it every day because it's a useful tool for me to have in my armoury and I'm worried I would get used to it if I had it every day. Try it for yourself and see . . .
 
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