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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?


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.


Original posting 28 Jun 2004
Posted to Type 2 and Other


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