Have any Type 1 Diabetics tried using Gymnema Sylvestre to lower their blood sugar? What was the initial reaction? How much were you able to lower your blood sugar and insulin dosages by?
asked byCaveman_formally_known_as_Dan (4303)
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on July 27, 2013
at 07:18 AM
I just started using it recently, chewing the dryer leaves, and it is definitely bringing my b/s down noticeably. I have turned my basals down and most nights I don't even have to bolus for dinner (I eat very low carb and moderate protein, and eat only one meal a day). I wish I could give you exact numbers, but I've only been using it for a week and I'm pretty busy w other stuff so I haven't been keeping great records.
Aside from blood sugar, other benefits are a decrease in appetite and sugar cravings, which are both pronounced. I've also lost 8 pounds in 8 days since starting it, though I think my loss is slowing (good, I guess, bc I was starting to worry).
And, yes, I'm a type I.