Fish oil good for diabetics?

By nickdav Latest Reply 2014-08-03 05:47:02 -0500
Started 2014-07-29 11:10:57 -0500

Is using fish oil good or bad. Is the pills or liquid from health stores good to use. And what effects will it do for diabetics

12 replies

gwall 2014-08-03 05:47:02 -0500 Report

My doctor has me on 3 capsules a day, my trig. Was out of range and it has really worked for me .

jigsaw 2014-07-30 17:34:45 -0500 Report

Amongst other benefits, a good quality fish oil helps to manage triglycerides. High trigtriglycerides are are common in those with diabetes. I have had excellent results with a good pharmaceutical brand that I get by prescription. I have also had excellent results with good quality non prescription fish oil.

nickdav 2014-07-29 15:12:30 -0500 Report

I can't go to link. So what fish do u recommend.

haoleboy 2014-07-29 16:27:05 -0500 Report

fish high in omega-3:
Coho salmon
Sockeye salmon
Copper River salmon
Canned albacore tuna
Canned wild Alaskan salmon
Canned sardines
Canned gourmet salmon, primed filet
Canned skinless pink salmon

nickdav 2014-07-29 13:20:12 -0500 Report

I have a bottle that you use a spoonful a day. I will check it out and decide. Also what fish do most people eat. I just got tilapia because salmon was so expensive. Any advise on what to choose and good ways to prepar in skittle or oven. Meaning oils not to use and what to use to cook the fish in

haoleboy 2014-07-29 13:04:27 -0500 Report

There are multiple health benefits to increasing your omega-3 fatty acid intake though not aware of any evidence that improving diabetes control is one of them.
Fish oil is one way to increase DHA and EPA omega-3's. A better way is to eat more cold water fish like salmon, tuna and sardines. ALA omega-3's are found in flaxseeds and walnuts.
I eat a lot of foods with omega-3's but also take fish oil daily (1000 mg omega-3) … I am convinced that it a major reason for having been able to get my cholesterol numbers into the ideal range.


Nick1962 2014-07-29 12:50:31 -0500 Report

I’ll second what kimfing said, you have to be very careful. The fish oil I took contained 35g carbs PER PILL. Yes, it is in the gel capsule part of the liquid filled ones. In my case that spike negated any benefit my heart may have been getting and it didn’t do much to begin with.

kimfing 2014-07-29 11:36:02 -0500 Report

I tried krill oil soft gels and they raised my bs even though label didn't list any carbs. I think it was the soft gel part not the krill that raised it. I stopped using it and called manufacturer to report they reimbursed me

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