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inhym3

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I've read about bitter melon lowering blood sugar fast, does anyone have any info on this. I'm not at the insulin level yet and just take metformin 2000, but sometimes my sugar (and I am doing low low carb) goes over 200 - after a meal and the metformin does not seem to work too well.
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Christine:elefant:

Diagnosed 7 years ago
on Metformin 2000/day
Prandin 2-4mg sometimes
Diovan
Trilipix
Statin
Low Asprin
Fish oil capsules
Low Carb Diet (20-30/day)

A1C 7.8 4/1/10:stupido3: (It all started at Thanksgiving!! Went downhill from there - starting over!!)
A1c 6.8 09/15/09:o


"I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do." Romans 7:15

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the research would show that it can have additive effect to insulin and hypoglycemic agents.

As far as when taken in the absence of those? YMMV
Dx Type 2Feb 20, 2010 - BG 350 A1c 10.9
May 11, 2011 - A1c 5.0
Lantus 24 units, Metformin 1000mg BID, Lexapro 10mg, Clonazepam, .5mg 3X day,
Dr. B Diet
Weight at Dx - 290 lbs
Current Weight - 6'4" 241
Waist at Dx 46"
Waist Now 36"
Protein in urine detected May 24th.
Fell off wagon 2012
August 7th, 2013 A1c - 12.4
January 3rd 2014 A1c - 9.1
January 3rd, 2014 CPeptide 2.2
January 3rd GAD65 >30

Possibly Type 1.5?????

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stinastina

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There is a thread here on it, you would just have to search for it. There were a lot of positive responses to it. Are you planning on eating it or taking the supplements that contain it ?

Current meds:
2000 mg Metformin
25 mg HCTZ
50 mg Losartan

Current supplements:
Iron
Centrum Multivitamin
300mg Mega Red Krill Oil

Vitamin D

r-ALA

HbA1c

7/14 - 6.1  :D 

4/23 - 6.5  :proud:

4/14 - 6.8 
3/14 - 6.9 :D
2/14 - 7.4
1/14 - 8.1
12/13 - 7.9
4/5/10 - 6.7 :)
12/18/09 - 7.9
6/22/09 - 7.2
3/19/09 - 11.8 :eek:
2/5/09 - 10.4 (just starting meds)

I've lost 23 lbs since 1/15/14 !! :D


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djt1344

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It works but you need lotsa of it, make it in soup and drink/eat it 3 times a week, take vitamin tablets everyday.

Daniel

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inhym3

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I would try it if I could find it in a tablet. I'll search for the threat on the subject. (I'm still new to this site, so I feel like I'm fumbling around in the dark)

Thanks!
Christine:elefant:

Diagnosed 7 years ago
on Metformin 2000/day
Prandin 2-4mg sometimes
Diovan
Trilipix
Statin
Low Asprin
Fish oil capsules
Low Carb Diet (20-30/day)

A1C 7.8 4/1/10:stupido3: (It all started at Thanksgiving!! Went downhill from there - starting over!!)
A1c 6.8 09/15/09:o


"I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do." Romans 7:15

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stinastina

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Hi, Christine,

Here's the link: Bitter Melon.

Current meds:
2000 mg Metformin
25 mg HCTZ
50 mg Losartan

Current supplements:
Iron
Centrum Multivitamin
300mg Mega Red Krill Oil

Vitamin D

r-ALA

HbA1c

7/14 - 6.1  :D 

4/23 - 6.5  :proud:

4/14 - 6.8 
3/14 - 6.9 :D
2/14 - 7.4
1/14 - 8.1
12/13 - 7.9
4/5/10 - 6.7 :)
12/18/09 - 7.9
6/22/09 - 7.2
3/19/09 - 11.8 :eek:
2/5/09 - 10.4 (just starting meds)

I've lost 23 lbs since 1/15/14 !! :D





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