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Chromium, in its nutrition supplement form as chromium picolinate, helps to treat diabetes by enhancing the metabolic effect of insulin by increasing insulin sensitivity.
Chromium deficiency can cause diabetes-like conditionChromium potentiates insulin and causes its effective function in the human body. In the classical case study of 1970s, a woman, who was on intravenous (parenteral) feeding for a long period developed severe diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance.
Benefits of chromium picolinate in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitusThe efficacy of chromium in overcoming insulin resistance type 2 is well documented in a double-blind study (a study in which neither the persons conducting the experiment nor the subjects of the experiment know the critical aspects of the study) for four months conducted in China.
Benefits of chromium picolinate in treating gestational diabetesAbout 2% of pregnant women develop gestational diabetes in the second/third trimester.
Chromium picolinate supplements and risks in people taking diabetes medicationIndividuals taking medication or insulin, must take the advice of their health care provider before starting on picolinate nutrition supplements of this mineral.
Diabetes treatment with chromium picolinate and possible side effectsAs there are no adverse reactions convincingly attributed to excess consumption of this trace mineral no tolerable upper level is set.
Though chromium picolinate is useful in treatment of diabetes along with other medications, it is advised that a medical professional be consulted before starting the therapy.
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