Magazine 15 June 2021

D-Mannose and diabetes: yes or no?

Do you have diabetes and want to know if you can take D-Mannose for bacterial cystitis?

Your doubt is completely legitimate: D-Mannose is sugar and it is not obvious that a diabetic person can use it.

To answer the question, I can tell you Yes, you can take D-Mannose if you have diabetes.

Let’s see together why and what precautions to take 😊
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  1. D-Mannose is a simple sugar, or monosaccharide, absorbed by our bodies much more slowly than normal food sugar, so-called glucose.
    This means that it does NOT rapidly raise your blood sugar (it has a very low glycemic index ).
  2. Other than slow absorption, our bodies do not metabolize D-Mannose.

What does that mean?

It means that our body does not use D-Mannose to produce of the energy we need to survive (as it does with many substances we take in through food).
D-Mannose is almost entirely transported to the kidneys through the bloodstream and eliminated through the urine.

This last process is why D-Mannose can be effective in the case of bacterial cystitis. Each dose taken arrives almost entirely in the bladder, and, right here, it becomes useful in blocking the aggression of the bladder by the “bad” bacteria.

Awesome, right? 😉

There are, however, important precautions to take:

  • The D-Mannose is still a sugar, and we can’t assume it has no impact on blood sugar.Before taking it, check with your doctor and, if so, try to keep your blood sugar levels under control. If you notice an increase in blood sugar, review the dosage with your doctor.
  • Do not follow a standard dosage: your doctor is and remains your reference point for a customization of ad hoc quantities of D-Mannose to be taken.

 

All clear? 😉

If you have questions not answered in this article, please see our Q&A or ask me directly. I’ll be happy to help <3

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