Effect Of Vitamin C On Blood Glucose, Serum Lipids & Serum Insulin In Type 2 Diabetes Patients.

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The Effects Of Ginger On Fasting Blood Sugar, Hemoglobin A1c, And Lipid Profiles In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Background: Lipid and glycemic abnormalities are prevalent in diabetes leading to long term complications. Use of safe and natural foods instead of medications is now considered by many scientists. Objectives: This study aimed at determining the effect of ginger on lipid and glucose levels of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods: In a double‐blind placebo-controlled trial, 50 patients with type 2 diabetes were randomly allocated to 2 groups of intervention (n = 25) and placebo (n = 25). Each patient received 2000 mg per day of ginger supplements or placebo for 10 weeks. Serum levels of fasting blood sugar (FBS), total cholesterol (TC), triacylglycerol (TG), low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1C) were analyzed. Daily dietary intakes and anthropometric parameters were also determined. Results: Data from 45 patients were analyzed (23 patients in the ginger group and 22 patients in the control group) at the end of the study. Ginger consumption significantly reduced serum levels of fasting blood glucose (-26.30 ± 35.27 vs. 11.91 ± 38.58 mg/dl; P = 0.001) and hemoglobin A1C (-0.38 ± 0. Continue reading >>

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  1. jdm1217

    Vitamin C Raising Baseline Blood Sugar?

    I'm reasonably certain that taking 2 - 3 grams of vitamin C per day has raised by baseline BG by something like 10 points on average. I don't think it's had much effect on PP levels, but I don't check them as much. Has anyone else experienced this?
    I'm tapering it down and will go off it completely and see if it reverses. More on that later.

  2. kulkulkan

    I have been taking 2g per day for about 4 months now and haven't seen any increase in BG (BG has declined although likely not due to Vitamin C). All of the smaller controlled studies on VItamin C at higher dosages that I have read suggest that it should lower FBG and A1C (at 500mg or higher dose).
    The pharmokinetics of Vitamin is as such that only 400mg at most can be absorbed at any given time, so doesn't make sense to dose higher at once unless you are taking liposomal form. I typically do 500mg with two meals and 1g (timed release) with lunch. I would taper down by cutting down dosages that you are taking with each meal.

  3. PeterPumper

    I would wonder more about the fillers in the pills/capsules than the Vit C itself.

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