I'm a Type 2 diabetic and I was excited at first, too. But I got a rude awakening -- here's why: ------ NO, no diabetic should take raspberry ketones without consulting your doctor!!! It can be quite hazardous to diabetics (and other conditions), so it should only be used with doctor supervision!!! --- It claims "no side effects" -- but that is completely untrue!! Problems: --- Yes, it raises adiponectin, but it also raises your norepinephrin, which is a BIG problem. Norepinephrin releases glucose into the blood. Many diabetics have had their blood glucose levels tripled (!) after taking raspberry ketone, and the effects continued for several days after they stopped taking raspberry ketone. -- Norepinephrin can also raise blood pressure and increase heart rate. This is a serious issue to watch for any person with hypertension or heart conditions. -- Increased norepinephrin can effect asthma or COPD and worsen the conditions. So, like any other unregulated food supplement, there is a need for caution. In the case of diabetics and raspberry ketones -- serious caution!! Dangerously high blood glucose levels damage kidneys, liver, heart, eyes, and other organs. The effect can be cumulative, so be very careful.
Type 2 diabetic can take Raspberry. Raspberry ketones regulate the hormone adiponectin, which tends to be present at lower levels in people with obesity. Increasing adiponectin levels may help treat insulin. Insulin resistance is a key factor in obesity and type 2 diabetes.
15 days ago
Last edited at 8:27AM on 2/28/2014
I am now totally confused! I am a type 2 diabetic on 500 mg Metformin twice a day. I started to take Raspberry Keytones 100mg and Green Coffee Bean Extract 400mg 2 days ago and have therefore only taken 3 tablets so far with meals. However I have noticed that I have been feeling a little nauseaus and wondered if it was due to the tablets? Should I keep taking them or stop?