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Question:

From Woodbridge, Virginia, USA:

Why is using a soothing epsom salts bath counterindicated for a diabetic? Also, is taking glucosamine chronditin harmful for a diabetic? Does it raise cholesterol since it is made from the shells of crabs, shrimp, etc?

Answer:

Foot soaks are NOT recommended for people with diabetes. It can open up the skin and make it easier to get an infection or a wound that is slow to heal.

As far as the glucosamine, it is good for the bones and, as far as I know, does not raise cholesterol.

JS

DTQ-20040608133935
Original posting 28 Jun 2004
Posted to Type 2 and Other

  
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