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Might safflower oil (taken...

Might safflower oil (taken as directed) help someone who is a Type 1 diabetic lose weight? Would insulin interfere with the process as the oil goes through the digestive system?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

Humalog insulin delivered via a pump,a lot of different otc vitamins, levothyroxine, amitiza,cevimeline (I have sjogren's syndrome.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Due to eye dryness, I also use timolol drops, an rx for dry skin--that's about it.

Doctor's Assistant: When was the last time you had your eyes checked? In general, how has your vision been lately?

Holding, amazingly, I am 78 with the possibility of macro degeneration. No, I'm not at the senility stage, yet. Also, not hugely overweight, but would like to lose a few pounds (10-15).

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Dr. Phil, what I am asking is whether safflower oil might be effective with weight loss. Sorry, I already see a retinologist on a regular basis. I believe this question needs to be answered by someone who is expert in both digestion and effects of insulin.Thank you
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I'm an internist so perfect!

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