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Blood Sugar Support

Protocol development in integrative medicine is not typically a simple process. Individuals require individualized care, and what works for one patient may not work for another.

To establish these protocols, we first developed a Rating Scale that could be used to discern the rigor of evidence supporting a specific nutrient’s therapeutic effect.

The following protocols were developed using only A through C-quality evidence.

A
Systematic review or meta-analysis of human trials
B
RDBPC human trials
2+ studies and/or 1 study with 50 + subjects
C
RDBPC human trials
1 study

Berberine

500 mg, three times per day, minimum 12 weeks1

  • In diabetic patients, demonstrated a reduction in blood glucose levels comparable in effect to hypoglycemic pharmaceutical interventions2
  • Overall effectiveness measured by reduction of T2DM biomarkers2
Berberine in the Fullscript catalog

Chromium picolinate

500 µg, two times per day, minimum four weeks3

  • Current literature confirms a minor reduction in blood glucose when supplemented consistently for four weeks or longer3
  • Chromium supplements should be taken with a carbohydrate-containing meal4
Chromium picolinate in the Fullscript catalog

Psyllium husk

5 g, three times per day, minimum six weeks5

  • In diabetic patients, demonstrated minor to moderate reduction in blood glucose levels6
    15 g daily is a minimum dose and can be titrated up gradually to patient tolerance5
  • However, no current literature points to an increased benefit using more than 15 g daily5
Psyllium husk in the Fullscript catalog

Disclaimer

The Fullscript Integrative Medical Advisory team has developed or collected these protocols from practitioners and supplier partners to help health care practitioners make decisions when building treatment plans. By adding this protocol to your Fullscript template library, you understand and accept that the recommendations in the protocol are for initial guidance and may not be appropriate for every patient.

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References

1
Systematic review or meta-analysis of human trials
a
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23118793

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