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Is it safe to take glucosamine by a diabetic person or whether it causes diabetets aggravation I have early signs of osteoarthritis and knee problem. Secondly Calcium with d3 supplement can be taken in such situation Male aged 55 years

Hi Harsvadan,
It is absolutely safe to take glucosamine, for even a severely diabetic person. However I cannot comment on its possible value, which is questionable.
Yes calcium and D3 supplements can be taken by males of 55. In fact recent studies recommend that each person takes them.
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Ravi Ghooi


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Dr. Ravindra Bhaskar Ghooi


I can provide information on drugs and medicines, their actions, uses, interactions and adverse effects. To avoid confusion, generic names of medicines may please be provided. I am a pharmacologist, having worked on animal and human pharmacology, and presently I am the Dean of Bilcare Research Academy, where we teach courses on clinical research. We dont work on saturdays and sundays, hence questions reachng me on these days will be replied on Monday, please bear with me.

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