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Diabetics With Poor Blood Sugar Control Often Have Vitamin D Deficiencies

June 25, 2010 by  

Diabetics with poor blood sugar control often have vitamin D deficiencies Diabetic patients with low serum levels of vitamin D may have added difficulty controlling their blood sugar, according to a new Johns Hopkins study.

Lead author Esther Krug, an assistant professor of medicine at the university’s School of Medicine, and her colleagues analyzed the blood work of 124 patients with type 2 diabetes who visited their endocrinologist between 2003 and 2008.

They found that 91 percent of patients, aged 36 to 89, were suffering from either a vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency. Only 6 percent of respondents were taking nutrient supplements at the time of the study.

Furthermore, patients with the lowest levels of vitamin D had the highest hemoglobin A1c value, a gauge of blood sugar control. African American diabetics, on average, had the lowest serum levels of the nutrient and the poorest blood sugar control.

"This finding supports an active role of vitamin D in the development of type 2 diabetes," said Krug. "Since primary care providers diagnose and treat most patients with type 2 diabetes, screening and vitamin D supplementation as part of routine primary care may improve health outcomes of this highly prevalent condition."

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  • Richard Pawley

    I’ve never written a book on nutrition but I mention nutrition in both my books. Most Americans are deficient in Vitamin D-3, magnesium and iodine. Some don’t even get enough zinc or selenium. I get all of these and more in the daily supplement I have taken for years, ALIVE whole food energizer. Additionally I take 4,000 IU of D-3 a day and 400 mg of magnesium as it is one of the cheapest supplements one can buy that really make a difference. Remember you can’t eat what typical Americans eat and not get the typical diseases Americans get. Also remember to vote in NOVEMBER and tell your friends to do so as well or you may not be able to buy many of the things that you can now. The Socialists in congress are passing laws right and left to eliminate freedom, destroy the dollar, and reduce free speech. We have one last change to slow down this train wreck and that is in 130 days. 2012 will be to late. It’s NOVEMBER OR NEVER. Tell those you care about to do the same. We must replace the 111th Congress or we will not have a country that we recognize. Dum Spiro Spere!

  • Roberto Chavez

    Obamas plan: Undo our capitalistic economic system by creating economic chaos and usurping control of all necessary funtions such as Work,Food,Housing,Education,All Media and control/Enforce using Labor Union Troops (Which he calls his “Brown Shirts”)Think Hitler! and He mentioned a contingent of Enforcers similar to the German SS. The take over of small banks, too big to fail banks (except Fannie and Freddie which he already owns through the Senate Banking committee. Once the US becomes a banana republic Obama will become the wonderfull leader that will give you what you want/need but only as long as you belong to him body and soul. Shortly after 9/11 a VCR message from Bin Laden was played on Fox News. The essence of the message was a prediction that the economy of the US was going to be completely destroyed by internal forces directed by a muslim. Welcome to the USA Mr. muslim Obama.

    I belive the Gen. fired by Obama was set up by Obama! Just before the general arrived at D.C. (I believe I was Gibbs?) memtioned that Obama liked him so well that he had selected the generals staff and for the life of me I just can’t believe that any four star general would permit it and not know he was being compromised and for a reason and let it happen. He can be of better use in defeating Obama.

    I turned 80 on the 30th of this month, Had 4 years of ROTC in high school and 4 years in USAF 1950 – 1954 and spend my free time watching Fox News.

    • M

      I think you are absolutely right. And why did he not devulge that he was a muslim prior to election time? More cover ups. He will destroy the USA by killing our economy. Saw this coming and i’m not 80.


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