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Acarbose May Help Us Eat More Carbs!

Discussion in 'Diet and Improving Your Gut' started by Remy, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Remy

    Remy Administrator

    There's a drug that is more commonly used outside of the US called acarbose that may help us to eat more carbohydrates without a dangerous spike in blood sugar. It doesn't have risks of hypoglycemia either and may be a useful weight management tool along with a diet low in simple carbohydrates. This seems especially relevant now as it looks more and more like difficulties in processing carbohydrates for energy may be at the heart of MECFS fatigue symptoms.

    I just started using acarbose, 100 mg with meals, and am hopeful that it will help mitigate the extreme high blood sugar numbers I see after eating, well, basically anything.

    Here is more info: