cautioning that glucosamine might increase blood sugar in patients with diabetes

The Arthritis Foundation is now cautioning that glucosamine might increase blood sugar in patients with diabetes.

Many patients use glucosamine (Cosamin, Osteo-Bi-Flex, etc) for osteoarthritis. It helps reduce joint pain...possibly by stimulating the formation and repair of cartilage.

Some animal studies suggest that glucosamine can increase blood glucose by increasing insulin resistance.

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