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Does bitter melon really reduce the chances of diabetes?

Does bitter melon really reduce the chances of diabetes?

Can help treat it: I'm not aware of research showing bitter melon preventing diabetes (though it could) but studies show it can be beneficial in treating diabetes- see http://www.Diabetes.Co.Uk/natural-therapies/bitter-melon.Html it will help best if combined with a healthy low-glycemic diet ; other herbs ; nutrients- see http://bit.Ly/1fuhuyp if i had diabetes i would try a raw food diet- see http://bit.Ly/14ozp4j. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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I wanted to know is bitter melon by capsules alternative to medication for type 2 diabetes?

I wanted to know is bitter melon by capsules alternative to medication for type 2 diabetes?

No: Bitter melon capsules are not alternatives to the allopathic medications, used for Diabetes Mellitus Type 2. Please make an appointment with your PCP and discuss. Thanks ...Read more

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Will bitter melon tablets work for people with type 2 diabetes so they don't have to take januvia (sitagliptin) or metformin?

Will bitter melon tablets work for people with type 2 diabetes so they don't have to take januvia (sitagliptin) or metformin?

Nope: no. There is no clinical effect from taking bitter melon that would be so pronounced as to negate the need for metformin or januvia (sitagliptin). Both metformin and Januvia (sitagliptin) are however great medications which in combination with a controlled carbohydrate diet work extremely well. ...Read more

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Is bitter melon high in potassium?

Is bitter melon high in potassium?

No: This is practically a staple in asian diets but is mostly water and carbohydrates. It has little potassium or salt for that matter. ...Read more

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Help can bitter melon help lower triglycerides?

Help can bitter melon help lower triglycerides?

No: Be sure you do not have thyroid disease, drink only limited amounts of alcohol or none at all and exercise regularly. If you are overweight: loose weight. If they are really high, you may need medications under supervision. Fish oil may help. ...Read more

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Does bitter melon from Southeast Asia help diabetics by lowering blood sugar?

Does bitter melon from Southeast Asia help diabetics by lowering blood sugar?

Yes: Studies show bitter melon can be beneficial in treating diabetes- see http://www.Diabetes.Co.Uk/natural-therapies/bitter-melon.Html It will help best if combined with a healthy low-glycemic diet & other herbs & nutrients- see http://bit.Ly/1fuhuyp If i had diabetes i would try a raw food diet- see http://bit.Ly/14ozp4j ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink bitter melon tea while taking levemir, (insulin detemir)metfomin,voctoza and other meds?

Is it ok to drink bitter melon tea while taking levemir, (insulin detemir)metfomin,voctoza and other meds?

Mgt: Some drinks which contain grapefruit and other fruit juices may alter drug levels. I would recommend checking with your pharmacist as well. ...Read more

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Could bitter melon by tablets work for people with type 2 diabetes so they don't have to take januvia, (sitagliptin) metformin or any pharmacist medication?

Could bitter melon by tablets work for people with type 2 diabetes so they don't have to take januvia, (sitagliptin) metformin or any pharmacist medication?

Diabetes: The most important thing with Diabetes is to tightly control your blood glucose. There are many natural and prescription medications out there, but the disease will slowly take its toll on your body, even under good control, eventually. I encourage you to NOT make decisions about your medication regimen, and to see an Endocrinologist for control of your diabetes, or you may suffer consequences! ...Read more