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Folic acid

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Scarlet10, May 21, 2015.

  1. Scarlet10

    Scarlet10 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi peeps

    I have been taking 5mg of folic acid for last 5 days. Im not sure if its a coincidence but my sugars have gone off the scale. They are in the 20's. I am not pregnant i am trying to prepare my body for pregnancy but i need to just lower my hba1c a tiny bit more before i feel happy to try and conceive. I wondered if anyone has found that folic acid has done this to their sugars? Im baffled why it is like this.

    Many thanks for reading
  2. robert72

    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have been taking 5mg folic acid for the past 2 years - no affect on my blood sugars.
  3. Alanp35

    Alanp35 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have been taking 5mg each Tuesday, replace lost folic acid from cytotoxic treatment the previous day, for 15 years. No effect on my BGs
  4. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Could you not stop taking the folic acid for a day or two and see if your bg levels improve, if they do then you have your answer, but it could all just be a coincidence and your maybe feeling unwell even though the symptoms haven't materialised.
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