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Bitter Melon

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by kennethi, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. kennethi

    kennethi · Newbie

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    Hi, Ive heard that Bitter Melon (tablets) not fresh fruit type, beacuase its bitter, can lower blood suger levels. Could this be alturnative to Metformin?
     
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    Indy51 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    kennethi · Newbie

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    Thank you for that indi51. Looking at varous web sites, there is for & against this herb.
     
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    ))Denise(( Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I take it as a supplement. Works for me.
     
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    BioHaZarD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I take it too, I am sure it helps stabilise my BG levels.
     
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    Defren · Well-Known Member

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    I used to take them, but they did nothing for me. I swapped to Gymnema and Cinnamon - Bingo! My levels are low and steady now. Horses for courses I think, try something if it doesn't work try something else. for me, the combination of the two supplements above were what worked for me. I have eased off the cinnamon as I eat quite a bit, yet my levels are the same. So cinnamon in food or a supplement does it for me. Infact, cinnamon in food sends my levels lower. I have reached 3.5 after a couple of home made low carb cinnamon muffins.
     
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