The problem is carbs. Avoid them like the plague.
Effect of Niacin on Carbohydrate Metabolism
Before 1960, I found that in a few patients
niacin increased the glucose tolerance.
In one-third of the diabetic patients it increased
the need for insulin slightly, in onethird
there was no change and in the last
one-third the need for insulin was decreased.
Siblings of diabetics were more apt
to show abnormal glucose tolerance tests.
Parsons found no difficulty in using niacin
in diabetics taking oral hypoglycemics, but
recommended against giving it to patients
with diabetes type one. I have given it to
type one diabetics in order to lower cholesterol
levels and to protect them against
the sequelae of diabetes and it has been
very effective. Elam et al.29 concluded, “lipid
modifying dosages of niacin can be
safely used in patients with diabetes and
niacin therapy may be considered as an alternative
to statin drugs or fibrates for
patients with diabetes in whom these
agents are not tolerated or fail to sufficiently
correct hypertriglyceridemia or low
Negative and Positive Side Effects
of Vitamin B3
A. Hoffer M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.(C)1
Admins: Might wanna sticky this paper. It's pure gold and from the horses mouth.