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Chromium Confusion

Who would have thought that a trace mineral could cause so much confusion? As a dietitian, I remember many of my patients asking me if they should take chromium supplements. It was always a gray area for me, based on the ever-changing research. Chromium is called a trace mineral and is essential to the human body. It’s needed to help process carbohydrate, protein, and fat, and it enhances the action of insulin. Chromium is found primarily in two different forms: trivalent chromium, the kind found in food, and hexavalent chromium, a toxic form found in some chemical substances. Food sources of chromium include meat, chicken, eggs, liver, some fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and brewer’s yeast. However, the amount of chromium in food can vary depending on agricultural and manufacturing processes. According to the Institute of Medicine, a component of the National Academy of Sciences, adequate daily intakes of chromium for adult women and men range from 24–35 micrograms (mcg) per day, with men needing more than women. The link between chromium and diabetes originated in the 1950s, when researchers were able to prevent diabetes in rats by feeding them brewer’s yeast. Chrom Continue reading >>

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  1. mcseccne

    humulin 70/30 VS novolin 70/30

    I found the following on yahoo answers...this is important to me because i get my insulin from wal-mart and was just informed they no longer have humulin 70/30 it was replaced by novolin 70/30..they claim its the same ...what do you guys think! I'm Insulin dependent so I dont see as I really Have a choice
    Humulin 70/30– begins working within thirty minutes and reaches its peak between two and four hours after injection. Humulin will last between 14 and 24 hours.
    Novolin 70/30 – begins working within thirty minutes and reaches its peak between two and 12 hours. Novolin lasts up to 24 hours.

  2. David Burke

    I question any claim that insulin lasts 24 hours. When I took Lantus I found that I needed to split the dose in half about 12 hours apart.
    I would further question that claim as its a mix.
    But that's just me.
    Sent from my iPhone

  3. mcseccne

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by David Burke
    I question any claim that insulin lasts 24 hours. When I took Lantus I found that I needed to split the dose in half about 12 hours apart.
    I would further question that claim as its a mix.
    But that's just me.
    Sent from my iPhone I believe and respect what you say David! And if it did last 24 hours then I would only have to take 1 shot per day but I have to take 2...one before breakfast and 1 before dinner so there goes the 24 hr theory!
    I guess my concern is how it will be different...I've been doiung so well and feeling better than I have in years...so the threat of that changing without options or control is kind of disheartening...
    I gotten used to feeling good and it feels so good Im not willing to give it up, and just worried the change at wal-mart will cause change in how ive been feeling !

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