Glucosomine can elevate blood sugar

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by jaminhealth, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    I've taken glucosomine off and on for years BUT don't know if it's ever
    really helped my joints.....I NEVER stayed with it with strong steady dosing.

    Along the way, I heard or read, it can raise blood sugar....I don't want that
    and watch blood sugar levels very closely....right now my B.S. is a nice
    73, almost too low, as I was taking cinammon caps and now I've backed
    off some.

    I asked a pharmacist the other day about this and she said "yes, it can
    elevate blood sugar"....maybe not in everyone but be alert of this one.

    A lady on a joint board I'm a member of, reported she was dx'd diabetes while
    taking glucosomine for a long time.....

    So a forewarning if you take glucosomine.....and keep your labs and learn
    to be up on things as MD's miss so much in the hurried appts we have....
  2. mbofov

    mbofov Active Member

    Jam - thanks for posting this! Elevated blood sugar is not something I would associate with glucosamine. I did read that another study said that it did not raise levels in type 2 diabetes, but there is so much conflicting evidence, I think it's a very good idea to monitor one's blood sugar when taking glucosamine -

  3. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    Mary, who knows, so many take this "glucos"amine and so many are ending up with type 2 diabetes....could be a factor for many who do not associate it. jam

    I just did some more research and glucosomine is a sugar amino.

    I've decided to take it for a while as I have a new bottle I'm not using,
    so will give it a whirl for a sugar is nice and low, so we'll
    see.....I'll take cinammon daily too to counteract any elevating in sugar
    that could occur.