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What is the best general advice to give a patient with diabetes?

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

Diet and exercise recommendations for diabetic patients should be similar to those for the general population, though it is more important for a diabetic patient to maintain a normal weight than it is for nondiabetics. A diet high in complex carbohydrate (with emphasis on fiber) and low in fat with some limitations on simple sugar […]

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Is micronutrient supplementation important in diabetes?

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

Supplementation of micronutrients is not recommended in diabetes. Physicians are often asked about chromium picolinate, a preparation found in health food stores, which has been sold as treatment for diabetes. Ok everybody should understand that chromium is a cofactor of insulin. When rats are given a synthetic diet that does not contain chromium, they develop […]

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