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diabetes FAQ: treatment (part 3 of 5)
Section - Should I take a chromium supplement?

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The short answer is "no". I'll quote the ADA's longer answer, from the May
1994 _Diabetes Forecast_, p.73. The ADA's editorial board says:

     Some popular books on diabetes have claimed that chromium, which is
     found in many common foods such as animal meats, grains, and
     brewer's yeast, is good for people with diabetes. Not so. Though
     chromium supplements may benefit people who are significantly
     malnourished and have an actual chromium deficiency, there is no
     significant evidence that consuming extra chromium helps people
     with diabetes who are even close to being well nourished.

     Taken at the dosages listed on the bottle, however, chromium is not
     likely to be harmful. But your money is better spent on more useful
     items!

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Raqiba Shihab
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May 10, 2012 @ 2:14 pm
Many thanks. My husband has Type 2 diabetes and we were a bit concerned about his blood sugar/glucose levels because he was experiencing symptoms of hyperglyceamia. We used a glucometer which displays the reading mg/dl so in my need to know what the difference
between and mg/dl and mmol/l is, i came across your article and was so pleased to aquire a lot more info regarding blood glucose, how to read and convert it.
Bhavani
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Aug 11, 2012 @ 9:09 am
It was really informative and useful for people who don't know conversion. Thanks to you

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