wapiti Posted July 4, 2012 Share Posted July 4, 2012 What supplements do you take for your glucose/insulin issues (insulin resistance, PCOS, diabetes type 2, etc.)? I'm only just finding out about zinc, thanks to the Hive. I don't know what has taken me so long to start looking into supplements for this stuff (I have pcos and my dad was a thin type 2 diabetic, so I'm fairly sure it's in the genes). I recently started taking ceylon cinnamon to help with this - I'm not overweight but would like to slim down a smitch, and of course I'm concerned about all the usual long-term affects of insulin resistance, etc. I'm not on metformin right now. Yesterday was my first day of zinc (to help with a mild amount of acne). So, I google and find tons of articles about zinc. Example: Diabetic patients have significantly lower mean serum zinc levels compared with healthy controls. Zinc supplementation for type-2 diabetics has beneficial effects in elevating their serum zinc level, and in improving their glycemic control that is shown by decreasing their HbA1c% concentration. There are many other examples discussing the fact that type 2 diabetics excrete more zinc and that zinc may help with glyceminc control. I feel like I've been living under a rock. What other supplements am I missing out on? Anyone here take zinc for these issues, and does it seem to help? (p.s., I'm not monitoring blood sugar levels at this time, with random exceptions, so I'm all unscientific about this right now....) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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