By helen7898 Latest Reply 2011-08-24 16:49:36 -0500
Started 2011-07-29 21:46:29 -0500

I just came from the doctor. She said I was very low on vitamin D Priscribed a high dosage for me to take along with my high dosage of calcium. Is this also common in diabetes?

13 replies

berrykins0 2011-08-24 16:49:36 -0500 Report

i was told to take calium and vitamin d tablets 2 daily course the calium and vitamind are in one tablet 1200 is calium and vitamin d is 800 per a day.

MewElla 2011-08-01 22:07:10 -0500 Report

I take 2,000 IU once a day for a year and my immune system is much stronger, no colds or flu, etc…

msann 2011-07-30 18:34:15 -0500 Report

hey yes vitamin is very important i take vitamin 3 each day, my hubby had low vitamin d he have to take 50,000 units once week he feel better take care

CaliKo 2011-07-29 22:54:38 -0500 Report

Testing for vitamin D levels is all the rage right now for a variety of diseases, mostly auto immune. There is disagreement on what "normal" levels should be, but the general agreement seems to be that most of us are low due to over compensating to avoid skin cancers. My doctor told me 10-15 minutes of sunlight every day will give us all the vitamin D we need, and is necessary to properly utilize the calcium we need.

nanaellen 2011-08-01 21:59:49 -0500 Report

You were reading my mind!! LOL That's exactly what I was gonna say…good old sunshine should give you vitamin D!! :)

jayabee52 2011-07-29 22:23:47 -0500 Report

Howdy Helen!

I've been told that and my PCP stongly recommended I take the Vita D. The calcium is added because the two substances work synergesticly somehow. Here are some links to news stories showing the importance of Vit D to People with Diabetes:

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