Turmeric a help for lowering blood sugars and other benefits?

Posted by susanhs @susanhs, Feb 13, 2018

I read recently that Turmeric would reduce inflammation in the body, but also lower and keep more stable blood sugars. What is your reaction? I took it for 3 months and did not notice any change, so I am not currently taking capsules (400-500 2X daily). Does it help ward off infections of other kinds in the body?

do yo get your blood sugar checked with the dr.?they could possibly compare your old readings with your new ones to tell

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@dvranichs

do yo get your blood sugar checked with the dr.?they could possibly compare your old readings with your new ones to tell

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I will bring this up to him when I see him next week. I can send him the new ones. thanks fo the idea.

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Hi, @susanhs and @dvranichs — a few other Mayo Clinic Connect members who’ve talked a bit about turmeric and its possibilities for lowering blood sugars or other types of inflammation are: @johnbishop, @gman007, @parus, @speedy, @bonniecanby, @hopeful33250, @lisa54, @vonbaron36, @jlfisher56, @lioness, @rmoen and @retiredteacher. Hoping they may have some thoughts for you on your experience with taking it for stabilizing blood sugars and your questions about warding off infection with it.

Are you diabetic, @susanhs? If so, do you also use other strategies (e.g., medications, exercise, diet) for helping manage your disease?

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I just noticed your post, I have tried turmeric and it has a minimal effect for me but does give me gut burning.

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I have noticed a difference with the inflammation, but only in it's raw form. I continue to take the supplements as a back up but juicing it and adding a little to a green smoothie helps me quite a bit

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