Chances are your reading this post because you or someone you love is diabetic. The following list of supplements need to be approved by a healthcare provider so you can be assured that they won’t interfere with prescribed medicine for diabetes.
2. CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid)
4. Fish Oil
Ginkgo is a wonderful supplement.
It is one of the top selling herbal supplements in the U. S.
It has a long running reputation for being known to enhance memory and a circulation booster.
But Ginkgo can DECREASE the (diabetic prescription) drug’s effect causing it not to work as well as intended.
Resulting in the blood sugar to increase. There was a study done at the University of Maryland Medical Center that concluded
that Ginkgo can lower insulin levels in people with diabetes. Please consult with your healthcare provider.
CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) has become very popular lately with much credit due to The Dr. Oz Show! He spoke highly about the use
of CLA in aiding in weight loss recently. I’m all for losing weight, but if you are diabetic please speak to your doctor before
taking this supplement. Some studies have shown that CLA actually raises your blood sugar by increasing insulin resistance.
Number 3 on the list is Niacin. This supplement is great to take if you have cholesterol problems NOT problems with diabetes.
According to studies, niacin can lead to high blood sugar levels in the body. It can interfere with the way your body uses insulin.
Talk to your doctor.
Last but not least is Fish Oil. I hear people say “Fish oil is good for everything.” It’s good for your eyes, brain, hair, skin, belly fat, cholesterol, etc….(Hey I love the stuff!!!) My mom is diabetic and she LOVES her fish oil! But she works very closely with her doctor and monitors her blood sugar levels often. Studies are saying for diabetics to be careful and not take high doses (8 grams or more daily) of the supplement because it can raise blood sugar levels. Check with your healthcare provider.