cautioning that glucosamine might increase blood sugar in patients with diabetes

The Arthritis Foundation is now cautioning that glucosamine might increase blood sugar in patients with diabetes.

Many patients use glucosamine (Cosamin, Osteo-Bi-Flex, etc) for osteoarthritis. It's thought to reduce joint pain by stimulating the formation and repair of cartilage.

Some animal studies suggest that glucosamine can increase blood glucose...possibly by increasing insulin resistance.

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