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jillybean

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Anyone ever take this? It ws suggested to me as something helpful for type 2 diabetes - I'd never heard of it. A quick Google of it and "diabetes" did not yield much helpful information. Seems to have something to do with the premise that type 2 is partly caused or exacerbated by a certain bacteria or yeast in the gut, which I know in and of itself is a very "iffy" theory to begin with. Just curious...anyone?
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Diagnosed Type 2 May 21, 2008, A1C 9.5, Fasting Glucose 214
Had Duodenal Switch (DS) surgery to resolve diabetes on March 27, 2009.
Most recent A1Cs prior to surgery: 8.1 and 7.9 while on 2500mg metformin and 50mg Januvia (sitagliptin) :(
A1C on 7/10/2009: 5.4 :)
A1C on 12/3/2010: 4.9 (off all meds) :cool:
6/9/2011: A1C of 4.6, fasting: 70, fasting insulin: 2 :D:D:D
A1C on 10/13/11: 4.8 :) (fasting: 60)
A1C in August 2012: 4.9 :)
A1C on 3/11/2013: 4.8 :)

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Harold

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Not heard of it. What's the theory?

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Marketing piece about caprylic acid that talks about diabetes.
Functionally, a Type 2 (missed the label by th-a-a-a-a-t much)
Dx prediabetic 02/08 (FBG 127 and 123), A1c 6.5
So far, controlled without meds.

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jillybean

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Not heard of it. What's the theory?

The theory (and I've seen this raised on these boards once or twice) is that type 2 is caused or worsened by a fungus/bacteria/yeast in the gut that somehow affect how the body absorbs and processes sugar. The caprylic acid serves to get rid of this fungus, thereby improving the diabetes.

Looks like it makes some people sick, though, since there are both good and bad bacteria in the gut, and anything you ingest to kill bacteria will kill both good AND bad, so it can cause some gas or bowel issues during the "killing off."

I've also seen it referred to as being used for skin fungus issues as well - I have some red spots that a doctor has told me in the past are a fungus (though OTC anti-fungal creams have not helped), so maybe I'll try it for that and see what happens. I'm already on a strong probiotic to help with the growth of the good bacteria.

*Jill*
Diagnosed Type 2 May 21, 2008, A1C 9.5, Fasting Glucose 214
Had Duodenal Switch (DS) surgery to resolve diabetes on March 27, 2009.
Most recent A1Cs prior to surgery: 8.1 and 7.9 while on 2500mg metformin and 50mg Januvia (sitagliptin) :(
A1C on 7/10/2009: 5.4 :)
A1C on 12/3/2010: 4.9 (off all meds) :cool:
6/9/2011: A1C of 4.6, fasting: 70, fasting insulin: 2 :D:D:D
A1C on 10/13/11: 4.8 :) (fasting: 60)
A1C in August 2012: 4.9 :)
A1C on 3/11/2013: 4.8 :)

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Marketing piece about caprylic acid that talks about diabetes.

Thanks - at least gave me some more buzz words to try to research.
*Jill*
Diagnosed Type 2 May 21, 2008, A1C 9.5, Fasting Glucose 214
Had Duodenal Switch (DS) surgery to resolve diabetes on March 27, 2009.
Most recent A1Cs prior to surgery: 8.1 and 7.9 while on 2500mg metformin and 50mg Januvia (sitagliptin) :(
A1C on 7/10/2009: 5.4 :)
A1C on 12/3/2010: 4.9 (off all meds) :cool:
6/9/2011: A1C of 4.6, fasting: 70, fasting insulin: 2 :D:D:D
A1C on 10/13/11: 4.8 :) (fasting: 60)
A1C in August 2012: 4.9 :)
A1C on 3/11/2013: 4.8 :)




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