Does intake of Chromium polynicotinate lead to low blood sugar?
Hypoglycemia and chromium
To my knowledge there is no published report that has shown hypoglycemia with chromium.
It is good you have managed to lose weight with lifestyle changes.
However, one needs to now for sure if you have true hypoglycemia ie blood glucoses below 65.
There are systematic tests to demonstrate this. If indeed you do have hypoglycemia then the next step is to find out the cause. Some of the cases can be worrisome so it it is very important you have this matter looked into by an endocrinologist.
When I see someone like you in my practice, I typically order the following blood tests in addition to a detailed physical examination:
CBC (Complete Blood Count, also known as Hemogram; includes Hemoglobin, WBC and Platelet counts)
Electrolytes (Sodium and Potassium in particular)
HbA1c (Glycosylated Hemoglobin = your 3 month glucose average)
Liver function tests (SGOT , SGPT, Albumin, Bilirubin, Alkaline Phosphatase)
Kidney function tests (BUN, Creatinine)
Anti Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) antibodies
Anti Thyroglobulin antibodies
25 hydroxy Vitamin D