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