Need input for a friend
My friend (who is also my beautician) is a type two diabetic. She has her sugar very controlled and all her blood work comes back fine.
But at about 3 in the afternoon she says she crashes. She took her blood sugar and it was 119. I said 'well, it's not your sugar, what about your blood work, anything kick out as abnormal?" She said 'no all my blood work was fine" I then had a light bulb moment and asked "What is your B-12 level?"
And she perked up and said "Oh yes, I talked to the doctor about that because of what you told me, and the doctor said 'you are perfect"
So I again asked 'What is perfect in his eyes?"
Her B-12 level is 500
I said "Mila, that is NOT perfect, that is low". She then said 'Oh no, he told me the levels are between 300 and 900 and I'm right in the middle so I'm perfect"
I gently said "Mila, your doctor is wrong, doctors practice medicine they DO NOT practice nutrition, and have you been taking your Methyl B-12?"
She said "I keep forgetting to take it but he said my B-12 is perfect"
So I said "Okay, listen to me, I'm going to post this on the forum and let's see what the experts have to say on your B-12 level, okay"?
She said: "fine'
Experts????? And because all her other blood work is fine, can this 500 number be the reason she is crashing in the afternoon. She eats correctly by the way. She's 5 feet 7, weighs 129, has a beautiful figure and otherwise is perfectly fine. She's 55 years young.