Effect of Glucosamine-Chondroitin on Glycosylated Hemoglobin – (07-21-03)

Effect of Glucosamine-Chondroitin on Glycosylated Hemoglobin in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

This issue of whether or not glucosamine would effect glucose levels (since it is a 6-carbon glucose ring) has always been hanging out there. Personally, I have always told patients that the levels of sugar contributed by glucosamine is negligible. And I always used this as a plug for more exercise–it the patients were that concerned about blood glucose going up but still wanted to use the glucosamine–the added exercise should counteract any potential rise in glucose…

Arch Intern Med — Abstracts: Scroggie et al. 163 (13): 1587

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.