By NormaJean Latest Reply 2010-07-14 05:38:52 -0500
Started 2008-11-15 16:04:32 -0600

Hi everyone I've been diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes,I usually test in the morning and before I go to bed,my am.readings are good but the pm.ones are sometimes not good .I have read about red wine helping with your BG and will try it starting today.Recently my best friend introduced me to GTF Chromium as a herbal remedy,it is supposed to help in lowering your BG level,I have tried it before
but didn't really document any results.Has anyone in the community tried this GTF Chromium.?I would like to know what everyone thinks about it.I am happy to have found this site .I want to learn more about type 2 Diabetes and try to control it with help from my friends in the community.

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josephmoss 2010-07-14 05:38:52 -0500 Report

GTF Chromium:
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Toma 2008-11-15 16:42:30 -0600 Report

Hi NormaJean,

I think getting the diet right is far more important than looking to supplements to try to correct bad dietary practices. The diabetes epidemic has happened in the past 58 years. We were not focused on supplementing back then but we sure ate a lot better. I think getting rid of the highly processed grains, refined sugars, trans fats, saturated fats and other inflammatory foods and replacing them with vegetables, whole grains and foods that help control blood glucose will help a lot more than any supplement.

That said, there is a lot of sites on the internet saying chromium is helpful. I have never taken it. The software I use to analyze the foods I eat does not list a single natural food as a source of chromium. I was in very bad shape when I was diagnosed but since may of 2005 I have been able to maintain non-diabetic level labs by first learning how to eat properly then being very careful about what I eat.

based on results, I would say chromium is not needed.

Studies suggest that the biochemical, physiological, and behavioral actions of chromium picolinate may be a consequence of the effects of picolinic acid on the central nervous system. Analogues of picolinic acid have been shown to induce profound alterations in the metabolism of serotonin, dopamine, and norepnephrine in brain. Thus, caution should be used with chromium picolinate supplements especially by individuals prone to behavioral disorders.
- J Fla Med Assoc 1996 Jan;83(1):29-31 — Chromium picolinate. — Reading SA.

do a google search for "health warning chromium" and you will find both site selling chromium supplements and other sites posting warnings and cautions.

NormaJean 2008-11-15 17:34:40 -0600 Report

Thanks for your comments and suggestions,I merely wanted to know if anyone out there has tried it before,the topic of discussion is GTF Chromium Polynicotinate not Chromium Picolinate ,there is a difference.I am hoping with my diet and exercise I will keep my BG down and will not have to take these meds.