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Type 1's & MSM

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by chinaglazed, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. chinaglazed

    chinaglazed Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi guys

    Apologies if this in the wrong area.

    Ive just joined and I'm T1 diagnosed over a year ago at 29.

    A couple of years ago, I took a supplement called MSM which is short for Methylsulfonylmethane which I got on offer from Holland & Barretts. I loved this as it was good for my hair, skin and nails - it seemed to have a positive results. I stopped it when I ran out.

    Recently I started taking it again and the weirdest thing happens - my blood sugars are lowered to the point that if I were to taken insulin to cover carbs, I would hypo. This tends to happen if I take 2 or 3 x 750mg caps.

    I asked my dietician why this would be and she wasnt able to give me any concrete answers apart from it may make you 'secrete' insulin and that was after a quick look at wikipedia :/ so Im doing a little more research.

    Ive read about it and its meant to detox the system and make your cells more permeable so could make you more sensitive to insulin - I just want to know if anyone else has noticed this or if you have had any personal experience with this supplement?

    Thanks all
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