As far as the Glucose test that Lyndacarol mentioned and the few tests that you mentioned I might ask my neurologist for them, if not Ill probably go to my GP and ask them to do it. I don’t want to have my neurologist get annoyed with me trying to tell him what to do. I feel like they are already abandoning me without really knowing what is going on with me.
Trivalent chromium, an essential trace element for maintenance of normal glucosetolerance in the rat, was administered to diabetics and subjects with normal glucose utilization. Oral supplementation with 150 to 1000 μg. of chromium (III) per day for periods of 15 to 120 days was associated with an improved glucosetolerance in 3 out of 6 diabetics. Short term administration of the element was ineffective. Normal glucosetolerance was not influenced. It is suggested that in the human, as in the rat, chromium is required for optimal glucose utilization.
Chromium is a mineral that affects insulin, carbohydrate, fat, and protein levels in the body. This article discusses the test to check the amount of chromium in your blood. Serum chromium levels normally range from less than 0.05 up to 0.5 micrograms/milliliter (mcg/mL). Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories.
Daily Cr, Se, Ag, Cs, Rb, Sb, and Sc intakes of 84 Canadian women aged 30.3±6.1 yr (mean±SD) living in a University community and consuming self-selected diets were determined by analyses of 1-d food composites collected by the subjects. Aliquots of the homogenized food composites were freeze-dried and then analyzed by instrumental neutron activation procedures following irradiation for 72h. In all cases, trace element concentrations in the food composites were non-Gaussian. Median daily intakes were: Cr, 47 μg; Se, 74 μg; Ag, 7.1 μg; Cs, 4.4 μg; Rb, 1.5 mg; Sb 2.0 μg; and Sc, 0.38 μg. Sixty percent and 24% [b]of the subjects received daily Cr[/b] and Se intakes, respectively, below the US Food and Nutrition Board safe and adequate range. High Cr density diets were associated with a significantly higher consumption of cheese and dry legumes and nuts (p<0.05). In the high Se density diets, intakes of grain products and breakfast cereals were significantly higher (p<0.05), and intakes of potatoes, table fats, total fat, saturated fat, and oleic acid were significantly lower (p<0.05) compared to the low Se density diets. The low daily Cr intakes evident in this study may be cause for concern in view of the increasing evidence that women may be at greater risk for deficiency of Cr than men because of Cr depletion during pregnancy.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a complex metabolic disorder with adverse cardiovascular risk. The role of micronutrients has not yet been well clarified in this condition, especially in India. THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS STUDY WERE TO: (1) evaluate chromium status in Indian subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus, (2) assess the effect of chromium picolinate (200 &mgr;g trivalent chromium twice daily) administration on glycaemic control and lipid profile in these subjects and (3) comment on the possible mechanism of any beneficial effect noted above. Fifty subjects were studied in a double blind, placebo-controlled, crossover fashion, with each treatment arm (chromium/placebo) lasting 12 weeks and 4 weeks' wash-off period in between. 50 healthy age- and sex-matched volunteers served as controls. Serum chromium level appeared to be higher in the general population in our country compared to western countries (36.5-59.5 nmol/L as compared to 2.3-40.3 nmol/L) However, the local diabetics were found to have a lower serum chromium level than the healthy controls (32.3 nmol/L against 44.7 nmol/L; p < 0.0001) and a mean increase of 3.5 nmol/L was noted after 12 weeks of chromium supplementation that was, expectedly, not seen in the placebo phase (p < 0.0001). Significant improvement in glycaemic control was noted in the chromium-treated group (DeltaFasting serum glucose = 0.44 mmol/L, p < 0.001; DeltaPost-prandial serum glucose = 1.97 mmol/L, p < 0.001; Deltaglycated hemoglobin = 0.01; p = 0.04, in comparison to placebo) This was accompanied by a significant greater fall in fasting serum insulin in the chromium-treated group, p < 0.05. The change in lipid parameters (total serum cholesterol, high density lipoprotein cholesterol, low density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides) did not show significant difference between the chromium and placebo groups. Clinically significant hematological, renal or hepatic toxicity were excluded by routine hemogram, serum urea, creatinine, alanine amino transferase (ALT) and alkaline phosphatase estimations. In conclusion, chromium supplementation seems to improve glycaemic control in type 2 diabetic patients, which appears to be due to an increase in insulin action rather than stimulation of insulin secretion.
I'm a sugar holic. I'm not over weight, lucky my body metabolizes what I eat. But I don't always make good choices... I was exercising, P90x or insanity workouts, for the last few years. Not religiously but I've done the whole 90 days maybe missing two days. Then I took a break. Got sick, with shingles, that that was about 2 1/2 years ago... ran my body down with weekend yard work, I'm talking a good 6 hrs worth both days on The weekends, lifing and moving heavy rocks draging tarps full of leaves and limbs into the woods which is down hill so coming up was a work out for my legs and I was doing insanity workout m-f. Its a lot more fast pace aerobics than P90x very little recovery between sets and exhausting. I wanted somthing different. My friend told me I might want to watch out becase I wasn't giving my body a break.
Glucose tolerance was measured (Table iv) after 7-10 days of hospital diet. The mean (± SD) of 35 fasting levels in 22 patients was 81 ± 16 ml/100 ml... In general, the oral tests suggested delayed absorption, and iv tests were consistent with this interpretation. Similar oral tests have been reported in zinc-deficient rats (41) and severely malnourished humans (42).
i only include this because i wanted to link up to what the authors were citing above, but i include this bit of abstract because i think it's interesting that this study is about starvation conditions.The tendency of severe states of nutritional deficiency to alter the function of various endocrine glands has been observed in both human beings and experimental animals... an endocrine survey was performed on five selected patients with unusually severe starvation states, four of whom were comparatively young adults...
A deficiency in trace minerals involved with glucose metabolism and insulin production may cause you to crave sugar. Deficiencies of these trace minerals, including chromium, vanadium, magnesium and zinc, are often caused by the lack of mineral-containing foods in your diet.
This study presents the results of a diet and exercise training intervention programme, designed to reverse athletic amenorrhoea, on improving energy balance and nutritional status in 4 amenorrhoeic athletes. The 20-week programme provided a daily sport nutrition supplement and 1 day of rest/week. The intervention improved self-reported energy intake (EI) and balance in all participants. The programme increased protein intakes for the 3 athletes with a protein deficit to within the recommended levels for active individuals. Micronutrient intakes increased, as did serum concentrations of vitamin B12, folate, zinc, iron, and ferritin. These results indicate that some amenorrhoeic athletes have poor nutritional status due to restricted EIs and poor food selections. A sport nutrition supplement may improve energy balance and nutritional status in active amenorrhoeic women.
Users browsing this forum: No registered users