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You need not wait to be a diabetic to treating diabetes. With campaigns on the run up to World Diabetes Day on November 14 advocating prevention of diabetes, focus is clearly on the pre-diabetes stage. The pre-diabetes stage is the ‘cat on the wall' stage as V.Ravindranath, consultant diabetologist, Tiruchi Diabetes Speciality Centre puts it, with blood glucose levels falling between the normal and diabetic range. Those in the pre-diabetic stage are potential diabetics as diabetes does not emerge overnight. Physicians and various specialists reiterate the significance of intervention at this crucial phase not only to prevent or delay onset of diabetes but to avoid other complications in the long run. Various studies have proved that cardiovascular complications including heart disease has already set in at the time of detection of diabetes in many patients opine cardiologists. Hence intervening at this stage means that complications are stalled. “Pre-diabetic stage precedes diabetes by five to ten years. While macro vascular complications like cardiac disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease set in ten years before diagnosis of diabetes, micro vascular conditions like di 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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