If you have noticed that your blood glucose has gone up since taking glucosamine, there may be a relationship. Glucosamine is a compound found naturally in the body, made from glucose and the amino acid glutamine. Glucosamine is needed to produce glycosaminoglycan, a molecule used in the formation and repair of cartilage and other body tissues. Production of glucosamine, an amino sugar, slows with age.
Glucosamine has been shown to raise blood glucose.
Glucosamine may make you more insulin resistant.
If you are taking glucosamine and your blood glucose levels have gone up, speak with your health care team about whether glucosamine is right for you. Discuss if there are adjustments that can be made to better manage your diabetes and your arthritis.
Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08
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