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  1. milkdudaddict@yahoo.com' Sandra
    Apr 04, 2018 @ 03:09:04

    I’ve tried a number of things as a T1D to normalize my blood sugar – including niacin and niacinamide. Initially, I noticed a bit of a blood sugar lowering effect with niacinamide and niacin, but it didn’t seem to last, even with high doses. The flushing is kind of nice, though, on a cold day!

    As far as lipid lowering, I don’t worry about it. Most T1Ds at diagnosis are simply insulin deficient, not otherwise metabolically challenged, so our lipid levels aren’t much different than that of the general population. My cholesterol numbers are excellent, so when the docs suggest statin drugs, I laugh. I wouldn’t even suggest those drugs to someone with high cholesterol. A lower carb diet will do wonders for trimming triglycerides….and weight.

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