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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
Incorrectly diagnosed as type 2 Feb 2010
Feb 2014 GAD65 AB off of charts high
Doctor wouldn't change my dx
New Doctor
September 2016
insulin antibodies high 5.9
Fasting C Peptise low 0.42
BUT
High Serum Insulin levels (MDI)
I'm a mess

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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:
1000 mg Metformin
50mg Losartan
4mg Glimepiride

Current supplements:
Vitamin D2

 

HbA1c

5/15 - 8.4  :vollkommenauf: 

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)
 


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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:
1000 mg Metformin
50mg Losartan
4mg Glimepiride

Current supplements:
Vitamin D2

 

HbA1c

5/15 - 8.4  :vollkommenauf: 

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)