Vitamins/minerals/supplements?

lc62870
By lc62870 Latest Reply 2012-10-20 19:36:33 -0500
Started 2011-10-02 13:29:41 -0500

Hi everyone! I'm new here and am so excited to connect with other Type 1 diabetics!
Are there any vitamins or minerals that you think are especially important for diabetics to take on a daily basis?
I've been taking Magnesium, fish oil, Vitamin D3, and Calcium.
Just curious about what everyone else thinks.


13 replies

hughsbayou
hughsbayou 2011-10-09 09:19:12 -0500 Report

Been taking a good multi vitamin, Co-Q10, Carlson's Cod Liver oil, 6 Fish Oil gels a day, and something called WSN Nerve Support Formula which are B vitamins in a more digestible form. The nerve support is to help my foot neuropathy and do seem to have an effect. It's not gone but much more tolerable. It will take a long time to fade away even if they are effective. My BG morning level dropped a bit after starting the B vitamins.

Shah49
Shah49 2011-10-09 08:46:26 -0500 Report

well, I take B12, Bividox, SurbexZee, Vit E (sometimes), D & Cal ( not often) apart from local naturals ( but not very often). I wonder if Vitamins get digested easily and how helpful they are in control of T2.

diabeticmomof5
diabeticmomof5 2011-10-09 06:23:09 -0500 Report

A B Complex vitamin is very important to take. Also, making sure your Vitamin D is where it should be is very important.

1cookie :)
1cookie :) 2011-10-07 18:48:06 -0500 Report

HI, IN ADDITION TO YOUR LIST I TAKE COQ10, B COMPLEX WITH VIT C, VIT E (BUT NOT DAILY), GLUCOSAMINE AND A WOMEN'S WELLNESS SUPPLIMENT..IT HELPS REDUCE THE HOT FLASHES ETC. I TAKE 2000 IU OF VIT D3..MY BLOOD LEVELS WERE PRETTY LOW, SO 1000 WAS NOT ENOUGH. I ALSO HAVE A BLENDS FOR EYE HEALTH AND VEIN SUPPORT. SORRY ABOUT ALL CAPS, I'M TYPING WITH ONE HAND. :)

stormz
stormz 2011-10-07 17:51:21 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC! Sorry you had to join here but if you had to welcome to the club. You are taking all the right vitamins. But to be sure you are you should ask your doctor because we don't have all you medical background and he/she does. We are not aware of all the things that could be wrong with you and some vitamins might not be good for you to be taking. Like you would think it would be good for me to take calcium but it's not. So I'm going to say talk to your doctor in this situation. If there is anything else we can help you please ask. Have a great weekend and God Bless!

Jan8
Jan8 2011-10-03 13:51:24 -0500 Report

vitaminD3 1000iu,omega fish oil 1000 mgs, B complex, B12,cinnamon 1000 and i think I should be taking magnesium (ordered it on Puritans Pride).Going to take ALA also for PN

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-10-03 12:26:25 -0500 Report

I do the fish oil, vit C, magnesium, coQ10. As far as inexpensive prices, I tend to go with Puritans Pride and wait for their buy 2 get 3 free sale, about twice a year.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-10-02 14:56:06 -0500 Report

Howdy IC! WELCOME to diabeticconnect!

I take a vitamin formulated to support my kidney function which is mostly a spectrum of B Vitamins with a C. I also take a 5000 IU gelcap of Vit D 3. I also currently take 400 IU of Alpha Lipolic acid in an attempt to diminish my burning Diabetic Neuro pain. I am slowly ramping it up to 600 IU of ALA. I am considering taking evening primrose oil for the neuro pain also, but haven't found a good source yet.

Blessings to you and yours

James

RAYT721
RAYT721 2011-10-02 14:16:35 -0500 Report

If you ask this question of ten people, you will probably get eleven different responses. I take cinnamon, calcium, a multi vitamin, wine extract, fish oil and vitamin C. I don't know if it's working or not. Every report I read will offer a "try this" but in reality I don't know of anything with 100% effectiveness. My a1c has been consistent regardless of the supplements I've added.

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