Chromium Supplements Mitchell SD

Boosting your chromium level, which supports balanced glucose–insulin interaction, may help. One small study in women found that supplementation with 200 mcg chromium daily for three months helped reduce symptoms of low blood sugar.

Ebru Sulanc
(605) 322-7600
911 E 20th St
Sioux Falls, SD
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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Brandon Lee Allard, MD
(605) 328-8700
MB2 Suite 401 1201 S Euclid Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
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Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1997

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Thomas James Hanson, M. D.
(605) 719-4970
Regional Medical Clinic-Endocrinology 3501 5TH Street
Rapid City, SD
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Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Male
Languages
English
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Graduation Year: 1970

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Laura Ann Keppen, MD
(605) 333-7169
1305 W 18th St
Sioux Falls, SD
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Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1979

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Keith Allen Hansen, MD
(605) 357-1529
1400 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, SD
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Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
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Male
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Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1983
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Hospital: Mc Kennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
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Wael Eid
(605) 322-7600
911 E 20th St
Sioux Falls, SD
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Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Fred Clinton Lovrien, MD
(605) 328-2170
1305 W 13th St
Sioux Falls, SD
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Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1973

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Ashutosh Gupta
(605) 322-3666
1001 E 21st St
Sioux Falls, SD
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Dorota Malinowaska, MD
(605) 237-0113
701 3rd Ave S
Clear Lake, SD
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Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
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Medical School: Warsaw Medical University, Poland: MD: 1992
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Managing Blood Sugar Levels

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By Nancy Lonsdorf, MD

Q. If I don’t eat every few hours, I get lightheaded and grouchy. How can I steady my blood sugar?

A. Interestingly, symptoms such as yours often occur with normal blood sugar readings and therefore are usually diagnosed as idiopathic postprandial syndrome—meaning symptoms after eating without a clearly understood cause. Semantics aside, people clearly vary in their ability to withstand fasting, and your lightheadedness and grouchy mood most likely indicate that your brain is not getting the consistent nourishment it needs to function smoothly.

The liver and pancreas mostly control and tightly regulate blood sugar levels so the brain gets a steady supply of fuel in the form of glucose. However, sensitive people may react to the more abrupt rise and fall in blood sugar that happens after eating refined sweets and other high glycemic foods. That’s because these foods can cause blood sugar levels to rise abruptly, triggering insulin release and a boomerang drop in blood sugar. Standard treatment aims to stabilize this yo-yo effect with small frequent meals during the day, a high protein diet and no refined sugar. Although these measures can help manage the condition, generally they do not cure it.

Boosting your chromium level, which supports balanced glucose–insulin interaction, may help. One small study in women found that supplementation with 200 mcg chromium daily for three months helped reduce symptoms of low blood sugar.
According to ayurveda, standard dietary treatment only helps partially because you’re not addressing the underlying metabolic cause. To balance blood sugar we first need to balance agni, our digestive “fire,” particularly in the stomach and small intestine, and also in the liver. To balance your agni, shift your diet to whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, and fresh whole fruits and vegetables, all of which absorb more slowly and help eliminate peaks and drops in blood sugar levels. Be sure to eat on a regular schedule with your main meal at noon and a lighter vegetarian evening meal by 7 p.m. In addition, include digestion-enhancing herbs and spices like coriander, cumin, fennel, cilantro, basil, rosemary, and turmeric in your daily diet.

The accumulation of metabolic impurities (called ama) that can impair cellular function and eventually lead to more serious conditions such as diabetes could also factor in your condition. Cardinal signs of ama include chronic tiredness, coated tongue, aches and pains, trouble losing weight, and feeling heavy after eating. To help cleanse out ama, drink 1/8 to 1/4 cup of pure, boiled springwater every half hour during the day for two months. Frequent intake of hot water strengthens digestion, cuts cravings, and can even help normalize appetite, hunger, and weight. And what’s more, by eliminating ama, you also eliminate what ayurveda describes as the major cause of a multitude of chronic diseases.

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Author: Nancy Lonsdorf, MD

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