My 10 year old has diabetes, diagnosed 6 years. I am interested in pursuing chromium picolate. Can you tell me more?
According to the Nutritional Recommendations and
Principles for People with Diabetes Mellitus of the American Diabetes
Association (ADA), the only know circumstance in which chromium
replacement has any beneficial effect on glycemic control is for people who
are chromium deficient as a result of long-term chromium-deficient
parenteral nutrition. However, it appears that most people with diabetes
are not chromium deficient and, therefore, chromium supplementation has no
known benefit at all. Therefore, chromium supplementation for children with
diabetes mellitus is not recommended until further testing is completed.
This is especially important given the potential for unforeseen side effects
that may develop from long-term dietary chromium supplementation.
Original posting 22 Mar 1998
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