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Diabetic. Taking g probiotics. Suggest?

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I have diabetes 2. I have been taking probiotics for about 5months. They have lowered my daily blood sugar readings substantially to well under 120. Yet my recent lab tests still sow an AC1 of 7. Why.
Posted Sat, 9 Nov 2013 in Diabetes
Answered by Dr. Basheer Ahamed 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Probiotic and blood sugar.

Detailed Answer:

Welcome to XXXXXXX Thanks for your query.

The blood sugar of 120 mg/dl. Whether this is fasting, postprandial or random blood sugar.

If the value is fasting then it is little high and it should be maintained around 100 mg/dl.

HbA1c value between 6 to 7 % is consider good control of blood sugar.

Considering your age your blood sugar is fairly controlled.

Tight control of blood may lead to episodes of hypoglycemia in your age.

Secondly Probiotics are good bacteria will aid in digestion and fight harmful bacterias.

It has no effect on blood sugar as they do not interfere with absorption of carbohydrates from the gut.

So in a nutshell your blood sugar and HbA1c are well maintained.

Probiotic have no effect in reducing the blood sugar.

Hope the answer helps you. Let me know if you have any further clarifications.


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