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Substitute For Metformin?
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Any information concerning this suppliment being used in the place of Metformin?

posted November 20
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Hi @A DiabetesTeam Member,
Berberine can give a measurable decrease in blood glucose numbers, but it is quite small.

I use several high quality supplements. Chromium, Ceylon Cinnamon, berberine, Tumeric, ginger, vitamin D, Holy Basil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Milk Thistle, vitamin C, B12, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc, CoQ10, Inulin Fiber,

And unless you have a deficiency, each will make very little difference in your numbers. The lot of them might total about 4-5 points USA or 0.2-0.25 mmol difference.

Between the supplements and only allowing 5 carbs per meal, I am able to keep my numbers to 5.7(103) to 7.5(135). But I cannot eat bread, potatoes, rice, pasta. That is just a fact of my life.

But my A1C is low 5s with no diabetes medications. It can be done, but it is very, very, very hard.

Good luck.

posted November 20
A DiabetesTeam Member

Insulin can be a good substitute for metformin. It is natural and what our body craves.

Metformin was isolated from a herb called french lilac.

Just a curry, no rice.

posted November 20
A DiabetesTeam Member

Looks great

posted November 20
A DiabetesTeam Member
posted November 20

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