Type 2 prevented by Vitamin D

By Crashnot Latest Reply 2010-03-19 19:52:51 -0500
Started 2010-02-22 10:38:39 -0600

Very cool news for Vitamin D enthusiasts! Not a cure but certainly good information.


14 replies

bluemax 2010-03-19 19:52:51 -0500 Report

I take 1000 IU of vitamin D every day, but I don't think it is helping me control my blood sugar.

Zimoss 2010-02-23 21:29:43 -0600 Report

Don't really buy this one… I live in Arizona —-> the skin cancer capital of America and I am still diabetic :)

In case you're wondering our usual UV forecast is 10+ for at least 8 months of the year sometimes more.

Crashnot 2010-02-24 07:07:37 -0600 Report

For what it's worth, they've actually found a strong correlation between using a lot of sun screen and developing skin cancer. Appears your skin needs the sun too! Even Californians need more sun than the earth's angle provides in the winter months, so unless you get a quick finger prick test to check your D levels, don't count anything out!

MAYS 2010-02-22 11:43:25 -0600 Report

The European medical community has always been known to put more time and research into diabetes case studies compared to their American counter parts, remember diabetes is a multi billion dollar business here in the U.S.alone, finding a cure vs. making a dollar. $$$$$$$

Crashnot 2010-02-22 12:17:44 -0600 Report

They also have socialized medicine, therefore more incentive to cut down on disease and the need to treat it…

MAYS 2010-02-22 12:30:34 -0600 Report

Here is an interesting article on socialized medicine :


Crashnot 2010-02-22 12:54:53 -0600 Report

Nice article. And the author's observations hold pretty true right here in socialist Canada too. Better yet, they have a cap on prescription medication prices. Last summer I ran out of insulin in the states on a visit. Nearly keeled over when I had to shell out $40 for a vial of Humalog. Here in Canada it runs about $26. They really rape you back in the states for anything medical.

kdroberts 2010-02-22 13:07:36 -0600 Report

You got a good price on that humalog, usually it's closer to $100 for a vial! My box of 5 pens has a retail price of just over $200.

Crashnot 2010-02-22 14:15:32 -0600 Report

Pens over a bulk vial are always a difference, due to packaging. Glad going on the pump meant I could stick with my basic vial instead of some other gadget, and I was able to find reasonably priced cartridges for the pump.

kdroberts 2010-02-22 11:04:17 -0600 Report

But then there's this one, seems like a lot of diabetes studies, swings and roundabouts.


donna13 2010-02-22 11:20:49 -0600 Report

This would be funny if it wasn't so sad. How are we supposed to figure it out if the so-called experts can't.

Crashnot 2010-02-22 11:33:49 -0600 Report

They concluded that intake of calcium and D were inconclusive. But, there was a lower trend of Type 2 developing. So it would seem there is some indication that more research is needed, and the British study has done that.

kdroberts 2010-02-22 13:03:09 -0600 Report

No, they didn't really. They analyzed 28 studies that were already done, they didn't really do anything new. There was a lot that they assumed and ignored, lots of references were ignored because they didn't fit their criteria and not all studies showed the link to the same degree, or at all, for instance.

It's long been shown that people with diabetes often have low vitamin D levels but I don't know if this study really showed the opposite could be true. It needs more research and is interesting with potential but I wouldn't read a whole lot into the results just yet. The more stuff like this that gets done though means the chances of them hitting on something increase, so that's a good thing.