Can chromium salts help in the management of diabetes?

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Someone suggested to me that she'd be told that chromium salts could help in the treatment of diabetes. Is this true and, if so, what's the rationale?

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Can chromium salts help in the management of diabetes?
« Reply #1 on: 19/03/2009 23:36:47 »
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Chromium Treatment Has No Effect in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes in a Western Population
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial ...

CONCLUSIONS—There is no evidence that chromium in the form of chromium yeast is effective in improving glycemic control in Western patients with type 2 diabetes who are taking oral hypoglycemic agents.
http://care.diabetesjournals.org/cgi/reprint/30/5/1092.pdf