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Stacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answeredChromium in very small amounts is necessary for good health. Most people get all the chromium they need from their daily diet. Taking supplemental chromium may help control diabetes by affecting your insulin levels. If you have diabetes, taking chromium could change the way insulin and other drugs to control blood sugar affect you.
Julie T. Chen, MD, Integrative Medicine, answered
Chromium helps with insulin function, so those being treated for diabetes should check with their doctor and closely monitor their insulin levels. Watch integrative medicine expert Julie Chen, MD, discuss what you should know before taking chromium.