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Blood Glucose

How much glucose, or blood sugar, is floating around in your blood. Fasting blood glucose is measured when your stomach is empty (usually in the morning before breakfast) and postprandial blood glucose after a meal. Both measures are used as indicators of diabetes risk.

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Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
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Notes
grade-a Minor Very High See all 29 studies
In looking at the entirety of the data on type II diabetic persons, there does appear to be a mild reduction in fasting blood glucose despite no apparent changes in insulin sensitivity or HbA1c. No significant or reliable effect in non-diabetic persons.
grade-a Minor Very High See all 25 studies
The decrease is generally small and not particularly consistent, though it does appear to be present. The reduction is particularly apparent for those with type 2 diabetes and liver diseases, as well as in studies where participants took less than 1000 mg per day, as opposed to more (more is not better).
grade-a Minor Moderate See all 10 studies
A decrease in fasting blood glucose has been noted over time with standard supplemental doses of panax ginseng in diabetics, with this dose being ineffective in altering the blood glucose of non-diabetics; high (20g) doses may acutely reduce blood glucose in healthy persons
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