New information on Vitamin D supplement

By sue11542 Latest Reply 2011-07-23 18:51:53 -0500
Started 2011-07-21 14:08:02 -0500

Just read a really good article about Vitamin D and type 2 Diabetics. The article comes from Tufts University . They have done or are doing a study on supplementing with Vitamin D for type 2 diabetics, found that by supplementing with Vit. D type 2's were better able to control their blood sugars, The vitamin D seems to work on the beta cells to encourge them to utiilize your insulin better. The article states that preliminary results are very encouraging. Nothing definitive for preventing type 2's from happening but research is in the early stages. Wouldn't that be a great breakthrough, an inexpensive supplement to prevent type 2 diabetes!!!!!!!!! Any way, in the mean time personally I am already taking vitamin D. The article doesn't give the dosage but I take 1000mg 2x/day. I wish you all good luck, Even if they only think it might help I'm all for it.

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MrsCDogg 2011-07-23 17:53:38 -0500 Report

That would be awsome! But as soon as they find out that Vitamin D helps diabetes they will come up with some synthetic version that costs 10 times more like they did with the fish oil for cholestrol. We all know that mankind cand come up with way better stuff to treat diseases than Mother Nature, huh?

sue11542 2011-07-23 18:51:53 -0500 Report

I prefer to play the optimist!!!! Even if they come up with something they say is better I think I'll stick with the real thing. When and if they come up with something better give it another 5 or so years and they will find a reason to reneg on their findings. I will definitely stick with the real thing. Some things can't be improved on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sue11542 2011-07-23 15:18:31 -0500 Report

Sorry, I made an error in my typing, I take 10.000iu per day of Vit D. Mentioned it to my doc when I saw him yesterday and he thought it was a great idea, he says the best supplements you can take are Vit D and Omega 3, I take both. He said he hadn't heard anything about better control of bs with vit D but he will look into it, if I hear anything else on it I will definitely pass it along.

MoeGig 2011-07-23 09:02:56 -0500 Report

Great post…Vitamin D also greatly inhibits the growth of cancer cells. My doctor told me that most people have a very low level of D in their blood. Ask for it on your next blood test…mine came out mid normal and she said it was the highest she has seen. I work hard at managing my D to stay active and healthy…it would really make me mad to contract cancer after all that effort. (My mother died of pancreatic cancer ten years ago :>( I also just read a post on this site than Vitamin K2 combines with D to help minimize hardening of the arteries. Thinking of adding this to the pill box as well.

VickieF 2011-07-22 00:10:00 -0500 Report

Think I will start taking Vitamin D. lI think that is a great idea, especially for people who can't get out of the house much.
Thank you for the info. Sue.

lab54 2011-07-21 23:54:23 -0500 Report

Thank you for the information. My Dr. hasn't had me take any yet. So I'll check with her about this. There is some in my multi-vit. My Dr. does have me on vit B12 says I need to take it because of the diabetes.

SuziOJ 2011-07-21 16:56:20 -0500 Report

Thank you so much for the suggestion of supplementing the diet with vitamin D to help prevent D2. I worry about my boys so much because they tend to be heavy and have so much on both sides of the family!

Thank you, thank you,

chucha 2011-07-21 16:19:52 -0500 Report

I was wondering if anyone has been on a high dosage of vitamin d for a long time. My endocrinologist has me since 2009 the following dosage. January, Febuary, March 100,000 weekly, April, May 100,000 every other week, June thur the end of October 50,000 every other week, November to January back to 100,000 weekly. No there are no typos. I am always looking for articles on Vitamin D.

GabbyPA 2011-07-21 14:24:57 -0500 Report

What about D3? Did it mention any difference between that and just D? I used to take D3, but I have not been taking it for a while. I try to get my D from the sun in the summer.

VickieF 2011-07-22 00:07:43 -0500 Report

I am trying to do the same, but I have so mush trouble with my alergy to the heat and sun. LOL And I have a garden (laughingly said).

MewElla 2011-07-21 14:11:10 -0500 Report

Thanks for sharing this article. My Dr has had me on Vitamin D…for a year now and I have not had colds, flu, problems with allergies as I had previously. My immune system is much stronger and I feel great. I'm all for this as I personally know what it has done for me…

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