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Chromium GTF Supplementation during pregnancy for insulin resistance.
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Chromium GTF Supplementation during pregnancy for insulin resistance.

I'm 24 years old, and pregnant for the first time. With insulin resistance. I'm almost 27 weeks and have managed glucose control perfectly with diet and exercise. To attain even better control though, around 20 weeks my naturopath put me on 300mcg of chromium a day. I'm also taking 2000mg of metformin.

Obviously glucose control gets harder during the third trimester. I've gradually increased my chromium intake over the last 7 weeks. I'm currently taking 2500mcg - 3000mcg a day now. Without it, my control isn't that the best (still not enough for insulin usage, but I'm trying to avoid insulin therapy at all costs anyways).

I've googled, but cannot find any relevant information. Can taking <3000mcg of chromium GTF a day be harmful to my child? I'd imagine uncontrolled blood sugar would outweigh the risks of "overdoing it" on the chromium, right?. And I'd assume a vitamin is better than adding more medication into my diet?
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Did your naturopath recommend the higher dosage or did you elect to do that yourself?  If your naturopath recommended it and you have confidence in him/her I wouldn't be particularly worried.  However, I wouldn't increase dosages like that on my own during pregnancy.
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