Monday, April 19, 2010


I found another supplement which may help Type II diabetics. It is called d-chiro-inositol. You may have heard of inositol, a member of the B vitamin family. The two are not the same, but related.

D-chiro-inositol helps insulin across cell membranes and assists with ATP production. It is a part of the carbohydrate energy cycle.

In several clinical trials, both with mice and with humans, d-chiro-inositol lowered insulin resistance, fasting glucose, and A1C.

Food sources include buckwheat farinetta, cantaloupes, and soybean lecithin.

The amount needed to help diabetics is about 1200mg daily. It is a fairly expensive supplement, but the lowest price I found was located at

I am testing this over the next few weeks. My diet is stabilized, I eat balanced protein and carb and I can see on my glucose meter what happens with supplements. I will file a report!

The D-chiro-inositol did not do much for me. It did not affect my blood glucose, although I did feel very full on the food I eat. So the effect, for me at least, was minimal. But it might be something that will help you, so be sure to try it out.