Message Number: FHL13068 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2011-03-27 15:50:56 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Chromium Picolinate

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to check if anyone has ever used Chromium Picolinate in their
ferrets to lower blood sugar? This has been reccommended by one of
our very own FHL vets, however I have read some disturbing things about
it and wanted to invsetigate further.
It has been recommended I use this for Guille, but I wanted to get
others experience with this product first.

Guille is doing mostly well. Our only struggle is that his
prenisilone, which is needed for his lymphoma (lung), is bringing up
his sugar very high (400s). His Insulimoma is now diabeties.
It was suggested I add Chromium Picolinate to lower the blood sugar and
continue the prednisilone. We had first stopped the prednisilone for
the sugar to come down (after 1st trying lower doses, with still a very
high sugar), but Guille went down hill. So he is back on the
prednisilone and I wanted to find something to help the sugar
stabalize. Chemo is not an option for him as he is an 8yr old frerret
and my past experencies with chemo were not that great.

Thanks everyone, wishing all of your ferrets health and happiness,

Judy and Guille

[In the archives:
if you search for messages with
chromium and diabetes
in the body you will find 53 messages,
5 of them from vets
and there are 2 specifically for
"chromium picolinate"

Meanwhile in PubMed
you will find 5 abstracts on chromium
picolinate use in dogs and 4 in cats

Chromium IS used for ferrets who have
diabetes but because it lowers blood sugar
it should not be given as a supplement to
ferrets with insulinoma.

You did not say what you read, nor on what
it was based, nor whether the person writing
it had data or was just guessing about

-- Moderator]


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