Everybody wants a quick fix with nutrition. These easy options rarely exist, but in terms of managing or reducing the risk of Type 2 Diabetes, chromium supplementation may be an option that provides benefits without taking much willpower.
A review of 25 RCTs found that on average, Chromium supplementation reduced HbA1C by 0.55% and fasting BGL’s by 1.2mmol/L. This is pretty significant for such an easy addition.
The mechanism behind this is likely related to a reduction in insulin resistance due to an increase in receptor signalling.
Overall, addressing the diet as a whole is way more important than any individual supplement, but it is definitely something simple that is worth looking into if it is relevant for you or people you know.
Read the full study on Type 2 Diabetes here.