From Snohomish, Washington, USA:
I have diabetes and joint inflammation. Should I take supplements such as glucosamine or chondroitin?
Glucosamine and chondroitin are both readily available on any supermarket shelf and there have been valid studies to suggest that they have a restorative effect on damaged joint cartilage. Moreover there is no evidence that they are harmful. I see no reason why someone with diabetes and arthritis should not try them; but it would be wise to let your doctor know that you are doing this.
Original posting 17 Dec 1998
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