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Alpha Lipoic Acid and Hypos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kristin May 8, 2011. 5 Replies

I started taking Alpha Lipoic Acid as a homeopathic supplement and have noticed greater sensitivity to insulin. Has anyone else experienced this or should I be searching for something else as a cause…Continue

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May 22, 2011
Kristin replied to Tom's discussion 'Alpha Lipoic Acid and Hypos'
"I took it for a few months, but did not notice any big change in my blood sugars. I took R-ALA and then Insulow."
May 8, 2011
Gerri replied to Tom's discussion 'Alpha Lipoic Acid and Hypos'
"If it doesn't say R-ALA, then it's regular ALA. Yes, it's used for neuropathies. ALA helps rebuild the myelin sheath of nerves. Depending on the severity of the neuropathy, about 600 mg daily in divided doses."
May 7, 2011
Trudy replied to Tom's discussion 'Alpha Lipoic Acid and Hypos'
"Isn't ALA used to help with neuropathy? If so, what is a good dose?"
May 7, 2011
Natalie ._c- replied to Tom's discussion 'Alpha Lipoic Acid and Hypos'
"I've been taking it for several months, and have noticed no difference at all. But I looked at the label, and it doesn't say what form it is, so maybe it's the ineffective form."
May 7, 2011
Gerri replied to Tom's discussion 'Alpha Lipoic Acid and Hypos'
"As a homeopathic remedy? Where did you get it in this form? I've only seen it sold in capsules.Yes, ALA can lower BG & cause hypos. The most effective form is R-ALA & it's expensive."
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I started taking Alpha Lipoic Acid as a homeopathic supplement and have noticed greater sensitivity to insulin. Has anyone else experienced this or should I be searching for something else as a cause to more hypoglycemic episodes?
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This feels oddly refreshing and I am not sure why I didn't go out looking for this kind of network decades ago. Anyway, I was diagnosed with Type 1 when I was 2 years old. I'm 30 now, so I never had to go through the big life change that many people have to go through when diagnosed. I've basically lived with diabetes my entire life. While it is nice that I didn't have to make a massive lifestyle change in the middle of my teens or 20's, I've never had any idea what it is like to live without… Continue

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